Media Release: PEEK project delivers an Active Play event at Commonwealth House.

THIS Thursday 12th September, PEEK will be delivering an Active Play event at The Stadium conference room in Commonwealth House in Glasgow.

The event is titled, Developing Physical Literacies through Play, and will involve several key speakers.

The event will be chaired by Celia Tennant of Inspiring Scotland, followed by a talk from Aidan Gallacher of Active East, who will be Setting The Context of Active Play.

PEEK project manager, Melodie Crumlin, will introduce a short film on the topic and then discuss the practicalities of the Active Play pilot scheme.

Theresa Campbell, who is senior lecturer in Physical Education at Glasgow University, will discuss why Active Play is so important and will also report on the results of the Active Play pilot scheme so far.

The Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell MSP, will then deliver a talk on Active Play. The formal presentations will be brought to a close by the chairperson, Inspiring Scotland’s Head of Funds, Celia Tennant.

“Directly afterwards, there will be coffee and biscuits, with plenty opportunity for all delegates and speakers to network within The Stadium conference room

Active Play quotes:

Theresa Campbell, senior university teacher in Primary Physical Education at Glasgow University:

“Physical play is crucial for children, through play they develop the skills, confidence and behaviours necessary for lifelong physical activity but for various reasons play is not a common feature of all children’s lives.

“During the Active Play sessions you see children experiencing the joy of play in their own local environment and developing the skills and motivation to organise their own activities with their friends.

“The Active Play team were supporting and encouraging the children’s play, rather than leading and controlling their activity and for me this is what makes this programme special.”

Parent quotes: “I don’t let [my son] out to play but now you’re here, it’s a chance for him to get outdoors and get some exercise.”

Child quotes: “I’m glad PEEK comes so I can play outside and do new things – I like basketball now.”

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