We are so happy to be able to support Play Street on Islip street which starts on Saturday 9th Feb and will continue on the second Saturday of every month from then on!
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states Play is fundamental.
The Convention recognises that free play is not an optional extra for children: it is fundamental to their physical, social, mental and emotional development and intrinsic to their health and happiness in the present moment. As such, play relates closely to many of the other important articles in the Convention. Play can and should happen in many places, the main ones being home, school and free play outdoors. We think this should include the streets and places close to where children live.
The right to play out.
However, in the UK and many other countries, time, space and opportunities for outside free play and playing out have actually been declining for many decades, largely due to increases in traffic
Come down and enjoy the chance to chat with friends/ neighbours and the community while your child/children play freely.
Islip Play Street!
Our play street is open to residents and friends of the adjoining streets to come and enjoy car free play on Islip Street. The road will be closed to through traffic between Peckwater Street and Bartholomew Road.
Cycling, Skating, chalk, junk moddelling and lots of free play. A chance to meet neighbours and make new friends.
All ages welcome!
Volunteering oportunities and work experience are available to help steward the event. If you are interested in any of these opportunites, please get in touch with the organisers using the button below
Tell me More!
contact islip street play street here