Tuesday 11 February 2014

Door 84 youth space - Playday 2013

Door 84 youth space shut down a York street this summer and filled it with kids and games - to show the importance of play, and learning through risk-taking. We made this film to help them celebrate and share the excitement around their first street-based playday.

As part of the National Playday promoting childrens right to play, a street was closed for a full day and dedicated to play. This was a first in York and we were happy to get amongst it all to make this short film. The day was a huge success and had a real community feel with children and families getting out in the fresh air to have some energetic fun. 

'The film really captures the atmosphere of the day, and the range of activities and opportunities that were available. It allowed the community to have their say, see play in it's natural space and reflect on how successful the day had been. The film is a valuable and flexible resource that we are using to promote a similar event this year, to build Door 84's profile, and to strengthen funding applications. I also use this to support my talks about the importance of play'

Heidi Haywood, Door 84 Manager

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