PLAY Project (formally PLE)

Announcing Take Back PLAY: Prizes, Games, and Fun!

Children ages 6 and under, and their parents/caregivers/grandparents, are invited to be active and have fun during events happending over the next two weekends. The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation and the City of St. John’s have teamed up to offer a free outdoor activities!

Take Back PLAY is a free family fun event that promotes play for families with young children. It will feature a variety of activities with lots of prizes to be won. Drinks will be provided. Participation is FREE but registration is required so we are prepared to accomodate all who want to take part.

Register online by clicking the links below, or call 576-8499 or 8631 or drop in to the Mews or Wedgewood Centres.

Saturday, Aug.20 10 a.m. to noon Larch Park playground, off Carpasian Road. Register online. Note: Parking is limited. Here is a map of the area with suggested parking areas. 

Saturday, Aug. 27 10 a.m. to noon St. John's Recreation Centre, 25 Buckmaster's Circle Register online.


Cancellations due to weather or unforeseen circumstances will be announced on CBC and VOCM and posted on the Memorial cancellations page by 8:00 a.m. each Saturday.

* Please note PLAY sessions are limited to 30 children.

The PLAY Project (Physical Literacy for All Youth) formally known as PLE is part of an experiential learning experience for courses in Physical Education in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation to provide opportunities for young children and their parents/guardians to explore movement activities, and for undergraduate and graduate students to observe and interact with young children in a movement environment. All those involved with the program have a background in, or are learning about, physical activity for young children.

The PLAY Project is designed to promote parental participation as children explore a variety of movement experiences. Parents should provide assistance and encouragement to their children when necessary, but should allow the children to freely engage in movement exploration. Students, undergraduate or graduate, will provide supervision throughout the sessions and will ensure that the program environment is challenging and safe. Parents must be present for the duration of each session and are responsible for maintaining their child/childrens' safety, along with the students.

The program is open to all children between walking and their 6th birthday. There is no cost, but registration is required on the morning of sessions and is limited to 30 children. Two sessions are offered: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Registration is in the main lobby of the Physical Education Building. For more information, please call 864-8130.

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