Away and Play at Waverley Station
One Friday afternoon, Inspiring Scotland went to Waverley Train Station to play. With a bundle of hula hoops, skipping ropes and chalk under our arms â€“ as well as some nifty t-shirts and oodles of enthusiasm â€“ we set out to get Edinburghâ€™s families, commuters and visitors playing.Â Why? Because play is the foundation of a happy and healthy human life. And because itâ€™s a lot of fun. When children play outside they are being physically active, boosting their health and wellbeing now and into the future. The physical skills that you learn when you play stay with you, encouraging a more active and healthy life. When children play, they gain confidence and understand themselves and what they are capable of. Playing is constantly taking on new challenges with a smile on your face. Playing boosts your imagination, creativity and ability to learn and develop. Those who play, can always think outside the box. Children are happy when they play. It is how lifelong friendships are made and family bonds made stronger. Playing is easy and you never forget how to do it. Play is happy-making, brain-boosting, heart-pumping fun. We want to make play part of growing up for everyone!