Playing it up! Cornwall Neighbourhoods
for Change launches innovative scheme to run 17 play events
The summer holidays are coming and children across West Cornwall
are looking forward to a whole series of play events organised
by CN4C's newly launched 'Playing It Up' project.
Jointly funded by the European Social Fund and Single Regeneration
Budget, Playing It Up is also a partner of the EQUIPE initiative
that aims to bring childcare, playwork and social enterprise
together to provide better services for communities.
There are 17 playdays organised aimed at 5 to 12 year-olds.
The days will be free to attend, but parents will be responsible
for children's supervision.
The full schedule is:
Tuesday 29 July - Porthleven
Wednesday 30 July - Redruth (in conjunction with the
Thursday 31 July - St Ives
Friday 1 August - Camborne
Monday 4 August - Pendeen
Tuesday 5 August - Illogan (Higher Broad Lane)
Wednesday 6 August - Penzance (national Playday)
Thursday 7 August - Redruth Rugby Club (North Close)
Friday 8 August - St Just
Monday 11 August - Newlyn (Gwavas)
Tuesday 12 August - Penzance (Eastern Green)
Wednesday 13 August - Illogan (Higher Broad Lane)
Thursday 14 August - Camborne (Pengegon/Parc an Tansys)
Friday 15 August - Porthleven
Monday 18 August - Truro (Tregols)
Tuesday 19 August - Perranporth
Wednesday 20 August - Lanner
for 4 weeks from Monday 28 July a 4-week supervised play
scheme for 8 to 12 year-olds in Penzance (St Mary's Play
Masterminded by Tony Andrews, best known as the founder of
'Penwith Play', Playing It Up will be taking to
the road this summer with a team of 6 play workers and some
magnificent new equipment, including a multi-activity inflatable
and a bungee run challenge. There's even an inflatable
marquee so that some activities will continue even if the
rain comes down.
Tony explained: "We're organising this year's
play projects and taking them out into the community, often
to places where there hasn't been anything of this kind
before. At each event we hope to engage with local parents
and hopefully they'll want to get involved in organising
similar activities. We can then help with support services
such as advice and guidance and provision of equipment, together
with local access to playwork training."
The precedent has already been set for engaging parents.
Tony has supported a parents' group in St Ives in accessing
playwork training, but found there was nowhere locally for
them to gain experience. As a result two of the mums have
started to provide some after-school activities for the group,
and ultimately they hope to pursue future careers in playwork.
Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change (CN4C) is a tenant-led
community development organisation creating real and sustainable
change by addressing the needs and desires of disadvantaged
communities through partnership and participation. As part
of the wider CN4C network, Playing It Up works closely with
other CN4C community development and regeneration projects.
Barbara Smith, PR Adviser
Tel: 01736 786421 / 07801 947897
Tony Andrews, Playing it Up
Tel: 01736 810749
Tarn Lamb, Community Operations Director
Tel: 01209 219246
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
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