Regular visitors to Scrapstore House may have noticed that we have some new recycling points in our lobby. In addition to our soft toy drop off point (which has been going strong for some years) we now have a box for used batteries, and bins for dental hygiene products and crisp packets.
At Children’s Scrapstore we are a charity dedicated to helping local businesses divert reusable waste away from landfill/energy recovery and towards the reuse economy. This blog looks at how we sit in context with the Governments new strategy “Our Waste, Our Resources”
Exploring a process that can be used to assess and improve play spaces developed by Scrapstore Play Services that helps guide the development of better play spaces for children in educational settings.
lunchtimes are complex and multi-faceted things that amass to the most unstructured part of a child's day at school. This in turn can effect their physical and emotional health and well-being. In short if children return to class having had a positive dining experience and an enjoyable playtime they are much more likely to do well in the school environment, but are schools maximizing on this critical part of the day?
To the observer it looked like 210 children had just unwrapped their presents on Christmas Day in the playground, a powerful assault on the senses….lots of bright colours, movement in every direction and plenty more noise.
As a playworker and trainer, I often talk about the comfort zones when it comes to understanding and supporting children taking risks within their play. This model also helps us to understand our emotions whilst supporting risk taking in play.
My sofa is no longer a sofa… It has morphed with the introduction of young children… It has become an exciting play space or fantasy world that generates a myriad of play possibilities and opportunities for my children and beyond.
Children today face many more barriers to playing out than in previous generations… consequently lots of things have changed for children’s play, having a direct impact on their development and well-being.