Our work with Council Areas continues in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon (ABC), Newry, Mourne and Down (NMD), and Causeway, Coast and Glens (CCG). ABC Council recently commissioned PlayBoard to deliver a 4 session inter-generational programme, engaging P1 children with their grandparents in traditional street games and playground rhymes during the month of November. A further 4 session programme will take place in February 2019.
Consultation work continues to progress in NMD Council areas, with 2 Community Play Areas being officially opened in September and October, with a further 3 to be opened before Christmas. To date 1400 children and young people, along with parents, carers and community providers have responded to online surveys during a consultative process for 16 community play areas within the district.
On the back of PlayBoard’s work on the play strategy in CCG Council, 65 children and young people engaged with our Play Participation Officer to have their say in the development of inclusive play areas in Limavady and Aghadowey.