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Waterford Sports Partnership, Ireland.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

National Play Day

Waterford Sports Partnership, in conjunction with Waterford City and County Council supported Waterford Childcare Committee to run two events; “Explore and Discover the Outdoors” as part of National Play Day on Friday 1st July.
This event is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs which aimed to increase awareness of the importance of play in supporting children’s physical and social development.

This year’s theme was “Remembering 1916, and two events were held in two locations, Walton Park and Kilbarry Nature Park. Despite the wet and windy conditions, over 88 parents and children from 1 to 10 years of age took part in the activities. The children were all given a bag which contained chalk, a skipping rope, a tennis ball, paper and crayons.  WSP coordinated games including hop scotch, skipping, ball coordination games and nursery rhymes which parents can recreate in the future with their children. We were delighted with the turnout. A big thank you to our Comhairle na NÓg volunteers Gearoid O’Donovan, Rebecca Hanna, Charlotte Dalton and Imelda Morrissey for their assistance in delivering this event.

For more information on National Recreation Week or National Play Day, please contact Pauline Cunningham, on 0761 10 2682 or email 

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