The Go2Play project aims to engage and motivate children and families through active play. Through taking part in Active Play session’s children get the chance to increase their physical activity levels, interact in different social circles, develop their fundamental movement skills and increase their confidence along with many more benefits. Have a look at the Active Play – Go2Play video starring some familiar faces http://bit.ly/1StpMFG

                

The Go2Play project is funded through Inspiring Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Government. We deliver active play sessions for children aged between 3 and 11 years within various local schools, nurseries and communities within rural Clydesdale. The active play sessions are based around outdoor active play and are ½ play ranger led and ½ free play. The Active Play sessions will now not only be delivered within school time but at lunch time and afterschool to. During these session children are introduced to a variety of different games and are able to explore their own capabilities through a wide range of equipment.  As well as play sessions being delivered in playgrounds and gym halls (when poor weather) we also try to take children to different spaces within the local community to help build confidence in playing on different surfaces and objects.

The outcomes which we are aiming for are:

•     Children develop physical literacy /fundamental movement skills

•     Children increase levels of physical activity

•     Children progress into more active forms of play and into sports

•     Awareness of play as a means to improved physical literacy is increased

We are currently working on some exciting new developments to add to our calendar of active play sessions. These include the Play Champion programme and Parent and Child classes. The Play Champion programme will give children the chance to boost their confidence while learning the skills and knowledge of becoming a play leader. Our Parent and Child classes will aim to engage parents and children in active play together.

To get more information on active play sessions within your area or if you would like to become a volunteer play ranger please contact Faye Go2Play Coordinator on 01555 880666, 07702336543 or faye@healthyvalleys.org.uk