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Come along to the National Playday activity in Gobowen

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Members of Gobowen Playing Field Committee are inviting young people to take part in a number of fun-filled activities at Gobowen Playing Field and Pavilion on Wednesday 3 August 2011 between 1pm and 4pm. 

Thanks to support and partnership working, the event has been organised jointly with West Mercia Police, Shropshire Youth Association, Shropshire Council’s community action team, The Green Room Youth Project and Gobowen Residents Association. 

Representatives from these groups will be on hand to supervise activities, which include den making, expression and art board decorating, a community parachute activity and for  energetic, tag rugby. 

People can also go along to the playing field with a picnic and help celebrate National Playday. 

Members of the Green Room Youth Project will be on hand to speak to young people aged 9 to 19 who are interested in helping to set up a weekly youth club planed for the Pavilion in September.

Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for active and healthy lifestyles, said:

”National Playday is a great opportunity for local groups to work together and facilitate free events.  I am delighted that families will have an opportunity to attend this event, which is being held at such a wonderful spot.”

Sue Crowe, chair of Gobowen Playing Field Committee, said:

“This is a great opportunity for people to get outdoors and enjoy free family activities.  We have worked together to plan the event.  We have planned for everything except the weather!”

Playday (www.playday.org.uk) is the national day for play and this year marks the 24th anniversary of events in England and Wales.  On Playday thousands of children and their families get out to play at hundreds of community events across the UK.

As well as a celebration of children’s right to play, Playday is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives.

For further information, please contact Julie Ruler, area community action officer, on 01691 677301.