Returning to school in September 2020 will be a time of change for everyone involved; school staff, school communities and most importantly for school children.
PlayBoard, as the lead agency for the promotion of play in Northern Ireland, continues to highlight the important role play has in helping children to adjust and cope with the restrictions enforced upon them as a result of COVID-19. Numerous academic papers, publications and discussions globally are supporting the need for children’s play to become a priority in easing the path back to education. In particular, recommendations are that children should be given the permission, time and space for play to help ease their transition back into the school environment.
In acknowledging this, PlayBoard would like to offer you the opportunity to join a webinar aimed at supporting school principals and staff in exploring how best to use the school environment, particularly outdoors, to support children’s health, wellbeing and learning. A place where children feel safe and are afforded the time and permission for reconnecting with friends, teachers and the routine of school life.
The webinar places emphasis on utilising the outdoor space and will share examples of good practice from schools across Northern Ireland who have developed their playgrounds for play and curricular activities.
By joining the webinar, you will hear about: