Play is essential for children and young people’s physical health and mental well-being, and for their all-round development.
70% of youth setting attendees are aged up to 13 years*. The Youth@Play project is built on the recognition that play is the most effective way of engaging with these younger members in youth settings.
Project participants will gain a better understanding of play and play-based approaches and explore practical ways to make play happen in their setting. Our focused training programme will enable youth workers to better meet the play needs of the growing number of younger members attending youth settings.
Youth settings offer a great opportunity for young people to have their play needs met. Young people need to play and youth workers can play a big part in making that happen!
* A Statistical and Geographic Report of the EA Registered Youth Service, 2018.