REBECCA Evans MS is encouraging the residents of Gower to take part in this year’s Playday, on Wednesday (August 5).

The Playday 2020 campaign theme is ‘Everyday Freedoms, Everyday Adventures,’ and it highlights the importance of giving children and teenagers the freedom to play.

Rebecca Evans said: “This year has been particularly challenging for children and young people. Playday 2020 recognises the impact that the pandemic has had on children’s mental health and their opportunities to play freely with friends and out in their community.”

The Gower MS added: “Playing is fun and is central to children’s happiness. It helps children’s physical, mental and emotional health and well-being, boost children’s resilience, and helps them to cope with stress, anxiety and challenges. It supports children to develop confidence, creativity and problem-solving skills and contributes to children’s learning and development.”

This year, Playday focuses on the unique characteristics of play that help children make sense of the world around them and can alleviate their stress and anxiety – particularly during challenging and uncertain times.

Rebecca Evans MS added: “Playing is fun and is central to children’s happiness. It helps children’s physical, mental and emotional health and well-being, boost children’s resilience, and helps them to cope with stress, anxiety and challenges. It supports children to develop confidence, creativity and problem-solving skills and contributes to children’s learning and development.”

Children and their parents and carers can join thousands of families in the rest of the UK to Make a Big Noise for Playday at 2:00 pm on August 5th. You can clap or cheer for play, and share photos or videos of you taking part, by emailing them to info@playwales.org.uk or use the #Playday2020 hashtag to share on social media.

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