Highland Council Community Play Award 2014

ormlieplayawardOrmlie Community Association has won an award for the development of play opportunities for the under 7s and young families in the local area. They achieved this by providing a ‘no frills’ good quality play activity programme using local resources and skills; the range of activities included messy play and wet and wild days.

The award, offered by The Highland Council, in association with Play Highland was presented at the Caithness District Partnership on the 27th of June. It aims to promote positive play experiences in the Highland area and the winning group was awarded £1000 for doing the most to promote play through new activity.

Councillor Linda Munro, the Council’s Children’s Champion said ‘All of the applications demonstrated high quality play but the Ormlie Project stood out as being innovative within very tight budgetary constraints. It promoted the principles of the Highland Play Strategy and most importantly, it supported the development of free play.’

Bill Fernie, Chair of the Caithness District Partnership said ‘We are pleased to see recognition of the high quality of provision for children here in the North’.

Claire Clark of Ormlie Community Association said ‘We are delighted to have won the award. We can use the money to contribute to the development of similar projects across the area.  This reward reflects the hard work and dedication of our staff.’