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Play into Winter!
Playing outdoors is essential for our children and young people to understand, value, enjoy and protect our natural world. In Scotland, this means playing outside in all weathers.
Animals are hibernating, trees are bare, and the world stands still during the peace that winter brings. Embrace the cold, and let the joy of the winter landscape create unforgettable memories through play.
Bundle up and head outside this Winter to enjoy snow-covered hills, crunchy grass, and icy puddles. If you’re lucky, snowfall brings opportunities for sledding, snowmen, and snowball fights!
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Act incorporates the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into the law in Scotland.
Our aim is to highlight the consistent messages across these reports; the things that we can confidently say that we now ‘know’ based on what children and the people who care for them have said.
Researched and written by Ana Ardelean, Kate Smith and Wendy Russell.
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.