SWANSEA City residents enjoying the summer safely as lockdown eases are being urged to add a bit of extra fun by sharing traditional children’s games from another country with other youngsters in Swansea.
Alongside other councils in South Wales, Swansea Council has set out on a quest to find out about traditional children’s games from other countries that can be played in our backyards.
The council has launched an online competition in which youngsters can submit a video of their favourite traditional game played in another country so others can learn and enjoy them as well. The entries deadline is August 16.
Entries should include written information about the basic rules of the game, the national flag of the country the game is from and five facts about the country. Prizes up for grabs include an iPad, LC2 membership, a £25 voucher from Games Emporium on the High Street and a family meal out.
Alyson Pugh, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Better Communities said:
“Now lockdown is easing we still want people to enjoy Swansea responsibly. But we also want the summer to be a fun occasion for our children and learning new games is a good way to do that.
“The idea behind the competition is to celebrate the wonderful diversity of our local communities and to share traditional children’s games so others can join in the fun this summer.
“All you have to do is make a video of two minutes or less of your favourite game from around the world to be in with a chance of winning a prize.”