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A drive to get children out to play has been launched. The year-long campaign, “Away and Play”, is powered by Inspiring Scotland. It will highlight the benefits of free and unstructured play in encouraging imagination, promoting risk-taking, improving health and helping children collaborate.

Research published in the academic journal Early Education and Development is part of a growing body of research on the subject. This has shown that children with higher levels of active outdoor play had improved cognition which resulted in better academic performance in reading and mathematics.

These findings are supported by evidence from Inspiring Scotland’s Active Play programme, which currently works with primary schools in Glasgow in partnership with Glasgow City Council, through which class teachers have reported greater alertness and focus from children following active outdoor play sessions.

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Movement Park offers outstanding Easter camps for children (5-16 years), at their purpose built centre for ‘all things movement’ in Whiteinch, Glasgow. They have a fantastic and experienced team who make sure your children always have a brilliant time with them in a safe and caring environment. Throughout the week they will be introducing innovative activities to challenge the children making sure they leave tired and happy.

Fancy trying judo, parkour, boccia or circus skills then come along and get involved… £5 per session or £20 for the week. Sessions running Mon-Fri 3-7th / 10-14th April 10am – 12noon

To book please email debra.boyle@movementpark.org.uk

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chex-logoThe Community Health Exchange (CHEX) are holding their 2017 national conference – Power, inequality and community-led health – on Wednesday 1 March 2017 from 10:30am to 3:30pm at The Studio, 67 Hope Street Glasgow, G2 6AE

The event is aimed at community-led health organisations and public sector partners to attend our free annual conference. CHEX are offering community-led health organisation three places at the conference.  You could choose to use these for management committee, volunteers or staff.  You would also be welcome to offer a place to a public sector partner you work with.

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local-policing-consultation-banner-familyPolice Scotland consults with the public every year on what their priorities are for policing in their local community.

In the past this has always been by hard copy consultation questionnaires which were distributed by police officers within the community they work. This year Police Scotland’s consultation process is widening and becoming more flexible. The consultation process is moving online to a digital format and consultation will be open all year.

You can view the current local priorities for the Glasgow North West wards on the Police Scotland website.

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Before No.1 On Wednesday 11 March there will be an environmental clean up at the Kingsway Court estate. There will be a range of activities including litter picking and clearing vegetation across the estate but particularly at the ‘Homie’ at the back of 50 and 60 block.

The event has been organised by the Environment Team at GHA Clydeside Tenant Partnership and will be supported by ourselves, Kingsway Court Health & Wellbeing Centre and West Glasgow Green Gym and Community Safety Glasgow.

The meeting point will be at 10am outside the concierge station at 30 block. So why not pop along and lend a hand – don’t forget to dress for the weather!

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trafficTake Action Now! Last week Friends of the Earth Scotland revealed that levels of air pollution on streets in Scotland are still breaking legal limits.

Now, the Scottish Government has launched a clean air action plan, called the “Low Emission Strategy,” for consultation. The Strategy is the best thing that the Government has put on the table to date to tackle air pollution, but it has no funding attached to it so could end up being toothless.

roadsvsairspendThe Government’s budget plan for the coming year is to spend a meagre £3.15 million to tackle air quality, compared with a whopping £700 million on building new motorways and roads. Meanwhile, air pollution costs the Scottish economy £1.6 billion in health costs and days of work lost. A little more to help air quality could go a long way.

We need to send a strong message to the Scottish Government that they need to put their money where their mouth is to make our air safe to breathe!

Please take a moment to email John Swinney, Deputy First Minister & Finance Secretary to ask that he double the funding available in the budget to tackling air pollution.

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Whiteinch_BikeClub_LogoAs part of our monthly newsletter (you can subscribe here) we have a section called Friend Focus where we highlight the great work that is being undertaken by one (or more) of the many organisations that we work with.

Our latest Friend Focus features the Whiteinch Bike Club!

The Whiteinch Bike Club, which is based out of The Whiteinch Centre, is all about encouraging people to cycle – they meet every fortnight on a Thursday evening and the following Saturday for a cycle ride. The club started in Janurary this year and has been meeting since then.

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