Clackmannanshire Play Mentors pass with flying colours!

Nine S3 and S4 pupils from Clackmannanshire High Schools celebrated their successful completion of the Play Mentor programme. The young women studied child development and play one day a week at Forth Valley College as well as completing work placements in local nurseries and primary schools. The 10 week programme, which is run by NHS Forth Valley’s Health Promotion Department, culminated in the Play Mentors running games sessions for adults who use play in their work. The participants then attended a ceremony at Forth Valley College’s Alloa Campus to celebrate their achievement with proud family members and teachers looking on.

Mary Scott Watson, INTER-ACT Education Worker with NHS Forth Valley’s Health Promotion Department, said: “The Play Mentors have done a fantastic job and are now looking for opportunities to put their new found skills into practice by volunteering for play and childcare organisations.”