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Playing in Sand

Active Kids, Healthy Futures: Unlocking the Power of Play in Urban Design.

Aimed to shed light on the critical role of regular physical activity, access to recreational spaces, urban design and play in fostering the well-being of children and young people. Providing insights and strategies for creating healthier and more vibrant communities where children thrive. 

15th May 2024 - 14:00 - 15:30

 

This webinar will explore the vital connection between regular physical activity, access to recreational spaces, urban design and play in shaping the well-being of our children and young people.

 

In a world where screens compete for attention and sedentary lifestyles increasingly prevail, the importance of physical activity cannot be overstated. 

 

Research consistently shows that active children are not only healthier physically but also enjoy improved mental well-being and cognitive function. However, in many urban environments, access to safe and stimulating spaces for play and physical activity remains limited, posing significant challenges to the health and development of our youth.

 

This webinar seeks to address these challenges head-on by delving into key topics that intersect at the heart of children's well-being: the importance of physical activity, the crucial need for equitable access to recreational spaces, the role of urban design in promoting active lifestyles and the power of play in fostering healthy development.

 

Throughout our session, we will be joined by a panel of distinguished experts, each offering unique perspectives and insights gleaned from their experiences in fields ranging from urban planning and public health to education and community development. Together, we will unravel the complexities of creating environments that prioritise the needs of our youngest citizens, ensuring that they have the opportunity to thrive in every aspect of their lives.

 

As we embark on this journey, let us not only acknowledge the challenges we face but also celebrate the potential for positive change that lies within our grasp. By coming together, we affirm our commitment to building healthier, more vibrant communities where every child can play, move and grow to their fullest potential.

 

Join us as we explore innovative strategies, share inspiring success stories and ignite the spark of collective action in pursuit of a future where active kids truly mean healthy futures. 

 

Thank you for being a part of this important conversation.

Register Your Place
 

Speakers include:

Eugene Minogue, Director, Play England

Ingrid Skeels, Associate and co-founder, Playing Out  

Dr Amanda Gummer, Chair, Association of Play Industries

Michael Hoenigmann,  Managing Director, Jupiter Play and Leisure

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