Alex Rowland

I have signed up for the charity East African Playgrounds to aid the development and growth of underprivileged children. In June 2018 I will be taking part in a once in a life time trip to a rural area of Uganda, where I will be building a playground for children who lack one. I believe a playground is an important part of child development. All children should have the chance to enhance their physical, social and cognitive skills, as well as mental well being. Playgrounds provide a space for children to breathe, bond with their peers, improve their concentration in-between class and make sense of the world. I will also have the chance to teach creative lessons to the children this will be an extremely rewarding experience for myself as I can teach them something outside of their curriculum. Encouraging childhood imagination and creativity is vital for healthy development.

Alex Rowland