Playing Out is a national initiative (see www.playingout.net) supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Its key vision is that children everywhere should be able to play out safely in the streets and open spaces in their own neighbourhoods. The aim is to give them space – both physical and psychological – to develop their own play and to meet up with children that they might not otherwise know.
Playing Out in Charlton happens every fortnight in British Summer Time, and then once a month when the clocks go back (weather permitting) on Sundorne Road between Swallowfield Road and Priolo Road. It requires at least four stewards every session, who are responsible for making sure that residents of Sundorne Road can drive in and out safely during sessions. Parents remain responsible for their own children. We are always looking for new stewards – and new families who would like to join in. Email playingoutSE7@gmail.com to receive emails detailing the next sessions.
Forthcoming sessions (Wednesdays 3.45-5.30):
Feb 12, 26
Mar 11, 25
Apr 8, 22
There is an article about Playing Out in the current (Feb 2020) issue of Grapevine