Month: August 2013

1000s of children descend on College Green for Bristol Playday

8th August 2013

College Green was transformed into the most amazing playground in celebration of National Playday on 7 August 2013. Over 2,500 children from across Bristol took part in the sports and play activities organised as part of Bristol Youth Links.

Learning Partnership West was on hand to help run the activities on offer that included canoeing on the moat in front of City Hall, building dens, riding bikes, have-a-go circus skills, drawing, hula hooping, dancing and a bouncy castle. The alternative Olympic-themed sport had children doing fancy dress races, low jump limbo, wheelbarrow and space hopper races. Children could even be seen swinging from trees and running under nets as part of an adventure circuit!

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Opening Primary Schools for play – our vision for the future

7th August 2013

Why do children’s everyday freedoms matter? And how can we make sure kids have good opportunities for outdoor play?

These very issues were the discussion point at an event organised by nexusbristol on 27 June. The evening of presentations and discussion, hosted by Tim Gill from Rethinking Childhood, was attended by over 90 professionals from the play sector and George Ferguson (Bristol’s Elected Mayor).

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