The importance of splashing in puddles, chasing friends in the playground, and learning to hula-hoop has been highlighted in four short films about the Go2Play programme.
The films cover three strands of Go2Play, a programme run by Inspiring Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Government with the aim of encouraging free play for children in Scotland’s most disadvantaged areas.
Go2Play supports several play-focused charities to deliver its Play Rangers and Active Play programmes, and also supports Dads and Play as part of the Year of Dad – a celebration of fathers organised by the Fathers Network and Scottish Government.
Three of the films were produced by Glasgow-based film school GMAC Film, with the fourth produced by Home Start Glasgow South which runs two Dads play groups in the city.
Kids and play leaders who took part in the films got to see their smiles on the big screen when they were premiered at GMAC’s studio in Glasgow.
Go2Play is supported by research by Strathclyde University’s School of Psychological Sciences and Health. The research advocates play as a way to develop physical literacy, fundamental movement skills and has linked regular play to greater academic attainment in children.
The latest research from the department has shown that the percentage of children with very poor, poor or below average fundamental movement skills has decreased from 67% to 38% since taking part in Active Play sessions between September 2015 and March 2016
You can watch the films here
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