Block A, Centre House
Friday 4th May 2012
More children have enjoyed playing outside thanks to a charity which is celebrating a project's successful first year.
Play Association Tower Hamlets has worked with schools and residents across the London borough over the past 12 months as part of its Keep Playing project.
The scheme, which received funding from the Big Lottery Fund, aims to increase play opportunities close to children's homes and create a network of Play Champions who can do something positive locally.
The project team, Eleanor Image and Suzannah Walker, have shared games with junior Play Champions at Ben Jonson School, visited primary schools to encourage parents and carers to play with children, and organised play days during.
The project has been back by Registered Social Landlords (RSL) Southern Housing, Tower Hamlets Homes and East End Homes.
Eleanor said: "We believe to have children playing out makes a housing estate safer and a better place to grow up in. Tower Hamlets RSL's have been supportive of this and we hope to see a lot more children getting out playing close to home over the three-year life of this project."
Keep Playing is run by the charity Play Association Tower Hamlets, which seeks to improve every child's opportunities to play in Tower Hamlets.
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