Yesterday (14th January) we were very pleased to receive a visit from Mark Lancaster MP (MP for Milton Keynes North). Mark and his political aide Richard dropped into a play session on the Funion Bargee so they could see this innovative project in action. The children and young people were keen to show and involve him in the session, which involved some decorating paper plates and painting. Whilst out on the towpath there was plenty of space to gather round the fire and toast marshmallows – yum!
Not only did it give Mark the opportunity to visit the project, but it gave us at MKPA the platform to discuss the importance of play for children and young people and the need to keep play on the political agenda.