Driving change for children and young people through play – a series of regional events designed to extend the messages of the national Play Strategy

Play ScotlandWe would like to invite you to an exciting, informative and free event that is being held on Wednesday the 24th of February 2016 in Melrose.

Play is central to all aspects of children and young people’s wellbeing and development – physical, cognitive and social. Investment in high quality play can deliver significant returns to individuals, families and wider communities however, with limited resources, we need to invest smarter and ensure our planning for play delivers results for all children.

This seminar, one of 6 events being held in various locations (other locations listed below), will include presentations and discussions on:

    • The national Play Strategy and what has been achieved so far
    • How play contributes to achieving local and national outcomes & priorities
    • The opportunities presented by play as a new Key Change area for the Early Years Collaborative
  • New tools available that will support and enhance provision, or encourage development of new services

Who should attend?

This event will be of interest to local policy makers, service commissioners and third sector services whose work impacts on children and young people (including older children) – this includes colleagues from planning/architecture, housing, health, education, parks/land use, transport, youth work, playwork and early years. It is likely to be of interest to those involved in the Collaborative locally (Early Years or Raising Attainment) and those new to play.

The National Play Strategy has an ambition for children and young people across all ages and stages and the Action Plan setting out what actions we need to take collectively can be found here: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2013/10/9424

To book on the event, use this link http://driving-change-through-play-melrose.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Play ScotlandWe would like to invite you to an exciting, informative and free event that is being held on Wednesday the 24th of February 2016 in Melrose.

Play is central to all aspects of children and young people’s wellbeing and development – physical, cognitive and social.  Investment in high quality play can deliver significant returns to individuals, families and wider communities however, with limited resources, we need to invest smarter and ensure our planning for play delivers results for all children.

This seminar, one of 6 events being held in various locations (other locations listed below), will include presentations and discussions on:

    • The national Play Strategy and what has been achieved so far
    • How play contributes to achieving local and national outcomes & priorities
    • The opportunities presented by play as a new Key Change area for the Early Years Collaborative
  • New tools available that will support and enhance provision, or encourage development of new services

Who should attend?

This event will be of interest to local policy makers, service commissioners and third sector services whose work impacts on children and young people (including older children) – this includes colleagues from planning/architecture, housing, health, education, parks/land use, transport, youth work, playwork and early years.  It is likely to be of interest to those involved in the Collaborative locally (Early Years or Raising Attainment) and those new to play. 

The National Play Strategy has an ambition for children and young people across all ages and stages and the Action Plan setting out what actions we need to take collectively can be found here: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2013/10/9424

To book on the event, use this link http://driving-change-through-play-melrose.eventbrite.co.uk