Bins full of things help fire imagination

Children play with some of the items from the play bins

Children play with some of the items from the play bins

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Pupils at Ballacottier School in Douglas now have two play bins thanks to a Douglas-based company.

The play bins are metal containers filled with everyday items such as plastic sheets, cardboard boxes, tyres, plastic pots and barrels and bits of old rope which children use to play games.

Callum Hunter, Christopher Harley, Cobi Healey, Caius Brown
Callum Hunter, Christopher Harley, Cobi Healey, Caius Brown

Research shows that this type of play develops creativity and team work as they construct their own imaginary worlds.

 

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