Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child obliges State Parties to recognise the right of every child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.

Sunday 17th May 2015 was National Children’s Day UK: a day to celebrate children’s rights! Celebrations focused on the importance of play and playfulness to the health and wellbeing of both children and adults.  Children’s Day was established by the UN General Assembly in 1954 as a day of worldwide understanding between children. The Assembly suggested to governments that the day be observed on a date and in a way that each considers appropriate. Children’s Day is recognised on various days in many places around the world.  The UK also takes part in International Children’s Day on the 20th of November – the United Nations nominated day.

UK Playday 5th August

And the annual UK Playday celebration traditionally takes place on the first Wednesday in August every year.- 5th August 2015.  To find out how to host an event and download the  FREE Get Organised Guide visit the Play Scotland website.

Free road closure applications for the summer solstice weekend

Glasgow City council LES has agreed to grant free road closure applications for the summer solstice weekend ( June 20th/ 21st) to support the national initiative Play on the Longest Day.  You can find out more about how to organise this here.