Playing out, and why we're playing out Wheelers Lane for a third year running, on 7th July 5:30 to 9pm.
Active Parks have helped organising with Birmingham City Council and will bring archery, tennis, badminton, basketball, skittles, giant snakes and ladders, skipping ropes and more.
Swan Corner Community Group has been supportive of playing out since it began, and organise playing out on Wheelers Lane service road near Swanshurst School annually. Local residents provide support (activities, juice, biscuits, samosas too) to encourage local children to play on the now largely empty grass in front of their houses, which used to be filled with children playing.
'We believe passionately in equality and co-operation, aiming to have great fun, but also to try and develop children’s self-confidence and build their awareness of society around them.'
Young people have fewer and fewer places to meet and play - 'playing out' is one way children can 'reclaim' the streets. It also builds community cohesion. Playing out is for young and old, looking to bring local communities together. Why don't you come along and join us on 7th July on Wheelers Lane?