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Helping children to be active and to develop healthy screen habits.

Did you know that health experts recommend that children should be active for at least 60 minutes each day and spend no more than 2 hours a day using screens?

Too much screen time can be bad for our health. It can cause us to have difficulty getting enough sleep, which can affect how we feel and how well we can concentrate on things. If we spend lots of time sitting around on screens it probably means that we are not spending enough time being active, which can cause us to get unfit.

25 ways to Unplug & Play booklet

Unplug and Play front cover

To help children (and their parents!) to Unplug & Play we created a booklet called ’25 ways to Unplug & Play!’ that challenged children to try and complete as many of the screen-free activities as they can and collect reward stickers from local play and leisure centres.

Unplug & Play Party in the Park and other summer events 

We hosted a free fun-packed Party in the Park event on Friday 20 July to celebrate the end of term.

 

Unplug & Play music video
Local musician Alexander D Great and local children at Notting Hill Adventure Playground created a video of the Unplug & Play theme song and action dance!

Watch the video!

Unplug & Play video capture

Small grants for local organisations
Organisations working across the Golborne applied for small grants to run new activities to help local children Unplug & Play.

Parents/carers - want to know more?

Read our top tips for parents/carers on reducing screen time.

We first ran the Unplug & Play campaign in 2016 - read about it below...

Sing and dance along with the new Unplug & Play video

Children from the Venture Community Association joined forces with Ebony Steel Band and local musician Alexander D Great to record a new music video to share messages about limiting screen time and keeping active.

Summer Challenge winners awarded prizes

School children were rewarded for their efforts to Unplug & Play.

Watch a video of our Party in the Park!

Active fun in the sun

Unplug & Play with Al Manaar

Golborne children experienced the great outdoors

Unplug & Play guide online

Packed with ideas for an active summer!

Golborne residents party for Unplug and Play launch

Hundreds of locals helped celebrate the launch of our campaign…

Party in the Park with Go Golborne

A party in the park to launch our 2nd Unplug and Play campaign.