Nancy Ovens Award For Play

“I never cease to be surprised by the ability of children and young people to tell you what they think will make a difference to them and their community. All of us involved in providing them with services should always involve them and recognise their awareness and expertise”

Nancy Ovens MBE

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National awards applaud play projects raising the bar

Grassroots play projects in Scotland have already raised the bar and many work with their local communities to set up free play facilities and get more children playing outside. The Nancy Ovens Trust is celebrating the achievements of play in Scotland with the re...

Forget swings and roundabouts; how parkour is encouraging kids to play

It is a far cry from the image of a traditional play-park with swings and roundabouts: a course of graffiti-covered walls and metal railings where kids learn to jump from building to building like trainee superheroes. Campaigners say purpose-built parkour sites are a...

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