Play is a crucial component of childhood, a way to experiment with emotions, tangle with uncertainty, experience the unexpected, learn to respond to new situations, and create alliances, friendships and attachments. But play is too easily dismissed as being childish and something to grow out of. Here at London Youth we know that the importance of play – having fun – remains a core part of being a well-rounded young person, and indeed a well-rounded adult. Our chief executive Rosemary Watt-Wyness is passionate about this and has contributed to a collection of London Essays all on Play.
You can read the full essay here.