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PlayBoard NI’s Annual General Meeting & Seminar

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PlayBoard wouldn’t be the organisation that it is without its members! We would be delighted if you would join us at our AGM and Seminar.

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Our Seminar, being held on Outdoor Classroom Day, will focus on Covid-19 recovery and the importance of play, with an emphasis on the outdoors.

Guest speakers at our Seminar are Dr Naomi Lott, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Oxford and Corinne Latham, Interim Director for Curriculum and Assessment, Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment.

Naomi will share her doctoral research findings on Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - the Child’s Right to Play. Naomi’s research scrutinised the right to play: the challenges faced in realising the right, the obligations pertaining to it, and recommendations for changing its status as the ‘forgotten’ right, offering an important contribution to the child rights field.

Focusing on the impact of Covid-19 on children and school life, Corrine will share the importance of access to play as a key aspect of Covid recovery within schools. Highlighting the recently published A Fair Start report on educational underachievement, the significance of a play-based curriculum shall be discussed.

The Seminar will also include the launch of our Taking Outdoor Play Seriously (TOPS) and Positive Playgrounds programme supported by the Department of Education. The play programme, focused on Covid recovery, will support 20 schools across Northern Ireland to enhance their outdoor play offer and improve children’s school-based play experiences during this academic year.

We look forward to welcoming you to this special event on Outdoor Classroom Day, to share ideas to help us make outdoor play the best it can be.

The event is free and open to all PlayBoard members. You can sign up for free PlayBoard membership at www.playboard.org/membership

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Please note: Places are limited and filled on a first come, first served basis. Once registered, you will receive an automatic email confirmation. Before the event you will receive an email from PlayBoard with details to join the Zoom session. If you do not receive an email before the event please check your junk mail folder or contact info@playboard.org

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Outdoor Classroom Day is a global movement to make time outdoors part of every child’s day. On two days of action each year, teachers take children outdoors to play and learn. All year round, the Outdoor Classroom Day community campaigns for more time outdoors every day. https://outdoorclassroomday.org.uk


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PlayBoard is the lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people’s play in Northern Ireland. Play is fundamental to a healthy, happy childhood and PlayBoard is committed to developing quality play opportunities that improve children and young people’s lives.

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