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Swansea East AM Mike Hedges has today thrown his support behind a children’s charity campaign designed to recognise and promote a child’s right to play.
National Playday, which is organised by Play Wales, is an annual campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives; this year’s campaign, “Get out and Play”, focuses on helping children and young people have the time, space freedom and opportunity to play outdoors.
Earlier today, Mike along with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Keith Towler, visited two Playday events in Landore and Blaenymaes to meet with local residents and community organisations to discuss the importance of positive attitudes towards children playing outdoors.
Speaking from the Playday event at Blaenymaes Community Centre, Mike Hedges AM:
“I’m pleased to throw my support being this great campaign that seeks to raise the profile and importance of traditional play in children’s lives.
“We need to encourage as many children as possible to get out and play in their local communities in Swansea, especially as we know that outdoor play and participation is essential for a child’s health, wellbeing, development and happiness.
“I’d also like to acknowledge the fantastic work being done by Play Wales and congratulate them on reaching their 25th anniversary of making a difference to the lives of children and young people living in Wales.”