CSSI review confirms Play Streets support healthier kids

Play Streets are confirmed to support the physical, social and mental wellbeing of children in review by La Trobe University's Centre for Sport and Social Impact, commissioned by Play Australia.

“Play Streets supports the development of physical literacy in children holistically, with a particular strength in developing psychological and social capabilities in children.”

– Centre for Sport and Social Impact, La Trobe University, 2020.

The Centre for Sport and Social Impact at La Trobe University, commissioned by Play Australia, have launched a new evidence review: “How Play Streets supports the development of physical literacy in children”.

The significant review illustrates the physical literacy elements that Play Streets helps to develop in children, including; physical, psychological, social and cognitive gain.

CSSI Reviews Play Streets

The evidence gathered from this review is important in demonstrating that play streets support the development of healthy children and will continue to assist Play Australia with the promotion of the 1000 Play Streets movement.

Play Streets are temporary spaces created by shutting streets to through traffic, so kids and their parents have space to play outside. These Play Streets can be once off or reoccurring and aim to create friendlier neighbourhoods and support healthier kids.

“We are grateful to the team at The Centre for Sport and Social Impact for completing the review and illustrating that Play Streets support healthier kids” says Barb Champion, Executive Director of Play Australia.

The Centre for Sport and Social Impact (CSSI) is a research centre within the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, affiliated with the La Trobe Business School.

The CSSI strives to change the future of sport management practices and policy, and their impact on society through real world research and engagement with industry and government.

To read the full review conducted by the CSSI, please visit: https://www.playaustralia.org.au/sites/default/files/CSSI_PlayStreets-and-PL-Literacy-Framework_Report_June_2020.pdf

For any enquiries related to the CSSI, please contact Centre Manager Donna Burnett |  d.burnett@latrobe.edu.au