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Golborne residents party as Unplug and Play launches

Hundreds of local families in Golborne this week turned out to help launch Unplug and Play at our Party in the Park event.

A packed Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance Park saw children and families, buoyed by scorching sunshine, take part in a host of activities designed to give a taster of things to do over summer. Activities included sports sessions, African dancing, food growing classes, arts and crafts workshops, hula hooping and face painting. Children were also wowed by a spectacular bubble show, story time sessions and music and dance performances provided by local songwriter, Alexander D Great and dance teacher, Rhumel John-Baptiste. Free fruit and veg and healthy drinks were also available at stalls where families could learn about eating and drinking well and good oral health.

View photos from the Unplug and Play Party in the Park. And a big thank you to all of the partner organisations who helped make the event a huge success!

The event marked the launch or our second campaign, Unplug and Play. The campaign is all about switching off screens such as TVs, computers, tablets, games consoles and phones and taking part in more active pursuits instead. We want to highlight the many fun, active things that there are to do in and around Golborne while reminding each other that it’s recommended that we spend no more than two hours a day using screens.

As part of the campaign, we’ve given every child who goes to primary school in Golborne a guide that features an active thing to do for every day of the summer holidays. We’re also challenging kids to take part in our Unplug and Play Summer Challenge in which children can earn rewards for the effort they put into doing activities in the guide with the best entries in with a chance of winning great prizes.

Look out for more Unplug and Play information over the coming months and if you’re taking part in the Unplug and Play Summer Challenge, don’t forget to post pictures of your efforts online using #gogolborne.

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