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    Play Wales has worked with a storyteller, cartoonist, year 6 children at Charles Williams Primary School in Caerleon to write Fun in the garden. Supported by author and poet Mike Church, Class Afan created an imaginative and playful story. Their ideas and drawings were shared with our illustrator Les Evans, who brought their story to life.

    This is a standalone sequel to Fun in the dungeon. Over several weeks, the class considered the Fun in the dungeon story and came up with creative ideas and words exploring why the central character in the first book, the Queen, was so negative towards play.

    Fun in the garden reminds us beautifully about how all adults in children’s lives can either support or hinder the right to play. It captures the importance of supportive and tolerant communities in helping children to realise their right to play.

    The book is for primary school children and parents, supporting children to make sure they have the right to play and for parents to advocate for local play. It will also be a useful resource to support those working with children and families.

    For the first time, Fun in the garden is available online for all to read. It is free to read and will only be available for a limited time.

    Read Fun in the garden

    How can I get a copy of Fun in the garden?

    If you would like a free copy of the book you must: 

    1. Be working or living in Wales 
    2. Sign up to our mailing list
    3. Provide your details, including a postal address, by email

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