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Play Strategy for Scotland, 21/06/13 [S]

The Scottish Government has published Scotland's first national play strategy.

The Scottish Government’s vision for play will improve young lives and is the latest step towards making Scotland the best place to grow up. An action plan will follow this autumn, setting out how the strategy will be implemented.

Minister for Children and Young People Aileen Campbell said:

“International research has shown time and again that our early experiences have a much greater lasting effect than most of us would assume and that play, as a first step in learning, delivers economic benefits by helping children develop the skills they need for learning. The potential for savings of up to £9 per £1 invested shows our commitment to play is right for children and right for our economy".

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Play Strategy for Scotland: Our Vision

Scottish Government news release