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Play In A Pod

It is our mission to provide children in Scotland with more opportunities for unstructured, imaginative play using loose parts and scrap materials. Through Play in a Pod, we offer a programme of training and consultancy to schools and community groups interested in setting up loose parts play projects and resource hubs.

Once your organisation has committed to deliver Play in a Pod, we will provide you with a unique user ID for you to have access to a wide range of resources that are available only to Play in a Pod projects within our membership area of the website.

From innovation to implementation our team is here to support you every step of the way.

Our Aim
Play in a Pod aims to enable schools and community groups to provide children with a sustainable resource for free play and learning. We support groups to set up and run eco, free play, loose parts projects. We want our groups to:
Start Smart: By taking up training and consultation to ensure they offer play experiences which are innovative, high quality and sustainable.
Think Play: And provide children with the tools necessary for self-directed, imaginative free play using loose parts which evolve with a child’s imagination and through the stages of development.
Go Green: To reduce waste by reusing scrap and junk items as resources and taking play outdoors- teaching children to care for their environment.