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Scottish Government Guidance
We welcome the Scottish Government guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): organised activities for children.
This guidance is for unregulated activities and services provided indoors and outdoors for children and young people, including babies and toddlers, that are voluntary, third sector, parent or peer led or unregulated providers delivering a service or activity directly to children under 18.
New Playful Pedagogy Resource from Play Scotland to support everyday learning adventures across the school
Playful Pedagogy is a way of integrating children’s play experiences with curricular learning, giving pupils the flexibility to find their own solutions to both new and existing problems. It engages children in personally meaningful activities, learning about themselves and others, and encourages autonomy and their independent motivation-to-learn.
This resource is for Headteachers, teachers and schools who wish to carry forward this vision of best practice and to teach better, develop their professional skills, and enjoy themselves more along the way.
The resources are in three sections
We also have Writing a Play Policy, which provides a step by step plan of how to work collaboratively in your setting to articulate what play means to you, and how you will facilitate and support children’s opportunities.
“Play Scotland is delighted to launch these innovative and timely resources to support a playful and positive experience at school for pupils and teachers.”
– Marguerite Hunter Blair CEO Play Scotland
“Children’s play is crucial to Scotland’s wellbeing; socially, economically and environmentally. Children learn as they play and bringing more play into the school day helps foster children’s natural curiosity and motivation to learn.”
-Maree Todd, MSP, Minister for Children and Young People
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Scotland’s Play Charter describes our collective commitment to play for all children and young people. Supporters of the Charter:
- recognise that all children have the right to participate in play activities and experiences
- value play as a life-enhancing daily experience for all our children
- support children to have fun, creative, fulfilling and development rich play experiences throughout their childhoods
- recognise that playing is an essential part of a happy childhood as well as being vital to children’s wellbeing as individuals and members of society.