The Play Pod

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Wednesday Apr 06, 2022

Koulla Yiasouma, NI Commissioner for Children and Young People joins PlayBoard CEO, Jacqueline O'Loughlin to discuss children's right to play, the challenges of the past two years, and her role as Children's Commissioner.

Thursday Mar 03, 2022

Alix Crawford, Chairperson and founder of the Mae Murray Foundation and Alan Herron, Director of Service Delivery and Development at PlayBoard launch Let me play – Inclusive play park study. The report provides an overview of findings from a study undertaken with families in Northern Ireland who have a family member/s with a physical, learning, sensory, medical, undiagnosed or complex need.

Friday Dec 17, 2021

PlayBoard's Shauneen McCusker talks with two local teachers who recently led their primary schools in achieving the Taking Outdoor Play Seriously (TOPS) Award. Jenna Lowry, Kilcooley PS and Suzanne Adamson, Ballymena PS, give a fantastic insight into transforming the play in their schools into something magical for the children, and the benefits they've seen in the classroom. 

Wednesday Aug 11, 2021

In episode 2 of The Play Pod, PlayBoard's Peter McCartney talks with Barbara McIlwrath, Lecturer, Assessor & L5 CCLD & Playwork Coordinator at Belfast Met. Topics covered include the components of play, the role of the playworker, the importance of children being bored, and much more!

Thursday Jun 03, 2021

Welcome to PlayBoard NI's new podcast.

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