The Longest Play Day in the World

9 June 2011 · 0 comments

in Outdoor Play

Hello there! I’ve just received this email from Play Scotland….

Play Scotland is a member of a national steering group which coordinates Playday across the UK every year. Playday has traditionally been held on the first Wednesday of August each year. It is the annual celebration of the Child’s right to Play (UNCRC Article 31) and a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile and the importance of play for children and young people…and adults!!

This year, we want everyone to be able to celebrate Playday in Scotland, so would like to invite everyone to celebrate Playday on 21 June – the Longest Day! This date was chosen within the Scottish term calendar to allow more staffed Play provision, including schools and nurseries to celebrate and take part.

In the past a theme has been set for Playday, but this year the theme is just ‘Play’…says it all!!!

You can get a copy of the free ‘Planning Your Playday in Scotland’ guide.

Balloons will be given to everyone who registers their Play on the Longest day event with Play Scotland.  More information is given by clicking on the weblink above.

We hope you can join us to for Play on the Longest day and celebrate Playday in Scotland. We look forward to hearing from you about your Playday stories and photos from your events!

“85% of children in Scotland say they do not spend enough time engaged in ‘free play’”

By chance I will be facilitating a course about “Natural Play” on behalf of Grounds for Learning. I will make sure we all get extra play time during this event!

Please share this information with anyone you know who lives in Scotland.

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