· Schools joining in the fun, with pupils bringing their favourite board games in from home
· Event supported by Hasbro Gaming and taking place across the UK on Friday March 31st
· Schools across South Wales taking part in Big Board Game Day
The NSPCC is encouraging schools across the country to support the charity by getting children to bring in their favourite board games from home and play them in class.
‘Big Board Game Day’ is taking place on Friday March 31st with thousands of school kids expected to briefly swap pen and paper for dice and counters, playing old classics like Monopoly and Cluedo and new favourites such as Pie-Face and Speak Out.
Schools across South Wales taking part in Big Board Game Day include the likes of St Francis RC Primary School in Cardiff, Tredegarville C/W Primary School in Cardiff, Albert Primary School in Penarth and Lliswerry Primary School in Newport.
Those who participate in ‘Big Board Game Day’, which is being supported by Hasbro Gaming, will be asked to make a small donation, with all funds raised being donated to the NSPCC to use in their fight to protect every childhood.
To add to the entertainment the charity is also suggesting that children dress up in their favourite colours and hold a cake sale so they can enjoy something sweet while they play the games.
At the same time they can share pictures on social media, tagging their posts #boardgameday.
Along with schools the NSPCC is calling on youth and after school clubs, office workers and groups of friends to join in the fun and sign-up for Big Board Game Day.
Anyone who wants to be involved needs to go to the NSPCC website – www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/events/big-board-game-day/ – where they can download a free fundraising pack that is bursting with ideas on how to make it a memorable day.
NSPCC Director of Fundraising, Nigel Spencer, said:
“Big Board Game Day has become an annual highlight for us with thousands of people across the UK temporarily downing tools to play their favourite games with friends, family, work colleagues and classmates.
“We are delighted that so many ‘gamers’ will be involved again this year and urge anyone who is interested in participating on Friday (March 31st) to download our free fundraising pack ASAP.
“We are exceptionally grateful for all the donations that will be made, no matter how big or small. Every penny raised will be put towards protecting children and young people from abuse and helping those who have fallen victim to get their life back on track.”
Craig Wilkins, Hasbro UK Marketing Director, said: “Hasbro are delighted to be supporting the NSPCC’s Big Board Game Day activity and helping bring the joy of play to thousands of families, offices and ultimately children on March 31st. Childhood should be a magical time but unfortunately for some children this isn’t the case so together we want to be at the heart of helping future generations and positively impact the lives of millions of children and families in the UK.”
Please find attached a picture of some of the board games that will be played at NSPCC fundraising events.
The full list of Welsh schools taking part in Big Board Game Day includes:
St Francis RC Primary School, Wilson Road, Cardiff
Learning for Life, Cathedral Road, Cardiff
Albert Primary School, Albert Road, Penarth,
Cwmcarn Primary School, Newport Road, Caerhpilly
Tredegarville C/W Primary School, Glossop Road, Cardiff
Lliswerry Primary School, Nash Road, Newport
Ysgol Gymraeg Melin Gruffydd, Glan y Nant Road, Cardiff
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