Happy St David’s Day. To mark this special day, IPA Cymru Wales is being launched. IPA Cymru Wales is a new branch of the International Play Association (IPA).
IPA Cymru Wales membership is now open and is available to those living or working in Wales. A range of membership levels for individuals and organisations are offered.
Join IPA Cymru Wales to support an international movement working to protect, preserve and promote the child’s right to play.
The International Play Association (IPA) is an international non-governmental organisation founded in 1961 to protect, preserve and promote children’s right to play. IPA has a wide and diverse membership with active branches around the world. IPA branches are the basis of a worldwide network and support IPA’s international activities and programmes of work.
The work, values and principles of IPA Cymru Wales are underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and in particular Article 31:
‘States parties recognise the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.’