Minister visit to The Land
Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, visited The Land project in Wrexham, an innovative adventure play ground for children which has been supported by the Welsh Government’s Communities First and Families First programmes.
Run by the Association of Voluntary Organisations Wrexham (AVOW), the unique scheme – which has received media interest from across the globe – allows young people to use recycled material to build their very own play space, complete with treehouses and obstacle courses.
The Minister said:
Play has a hugely important role in children’s lives, offering a wide range of benefits to their health, happiness and well-being. This is why the Welsh Government took a global lead on this issue, making Wales the first nation in the UK to legislate on play.
Both The Land and Playable Spaces are unique schemes which show the commitment of all the partners involved to ensuring children and young people in North Wales have excellent opportunities to play. These projects allow young people to develop their independence and responsibility and are a chance for them to work creatively with others.