After a successful first World Play- and Entrepreneurs Day that was held in the Free State on 30 May 2015, Free State Care in Action (FCIA) would like to make this day an annual highlight on the calendar. For 2016 we have among other partners, St. Michaels School and Z PR onboard.

The purpose of World Play Day justifies such an opportunity – namely creating awareness amongst parents, teachers and children the value of play in the physical and mental development of children. The focus group is children from 6 to 18 years.

We are striving to make the event bigger and better this year, but for this to be a reality, we need the support of Bloemfontein schools.

Other players like Z PR (the organizers of KTV Market Day, Mzansi Magic Market Day and Kids Carnival) will also be involved this year by offering a new element to World Play Day – popular children’s entrepreneurial market and talent competition!

There will be two categories in the entrepreneur’s day: Children between 6 and 18 (thus all primary and high school children) can come and sell their hand-made wares or they can come to participate in a talent competition. There’s no entry fee! For more information on the entrepreneurs day, email Z PR at or call 051 5229574.

In terms of the organized sporting activities, it is not so much a competition, but rather to expose as many children as possible to various sports such as five a side football, mini hockey and monkeynastix. The goal of the day is a great day of fun without any pressure being put on the children. There will also be ample opportunity for informal games. For more information contact Corlia at 0833870111 or email

Seen in the light of contemporary performance pressure on children from an early age, part of the annual planning should include a session created for children just to play, and to enjoy their “childhood”.

Free State Care in Action does, therefore, call on schools, when you do your sport planning for 2016, to provide for Saturday 7 May 2016 for World Play Day where kids from Grade R to 9 years (and children between 6 and 18 with the market day) can come and participate.

This our preliminary program for 7 May 2016:

Time Activity Parties involved
08:00 Registration of entrepreneurs and allocation of exhibition space Entrepreneurs, TeamZ PR
09:00 Registration of talent show participants and allocating time on the program Talent show participants, Team Z PR
09:00 Registration of Sports teams (football, hockey, monkeynastix) Sport teams, teachers, FCIA
10:00 Official opening of World  Play Day Everyone involved
10:10 Talent competition starts Talent show participants, Team Z PR
10:00 – 12:00 Sport teams play Sport teams, teachers, FCIA
12:00 Mass playing by the children e.g. I wrote a letter to my love Everyone involved
13:00 Talent show prize giving Talent show participants, Team Z PR
14:00 World Play Day closes Everyone involved


Please note that for all activities prior registration should occur. Contact details of the parties:

Sports team’s registration and more information: Entrepreneurs and Talent Competition:
Contact: Corlia (083 3870111) or Melanie (0835448663)Email: Contact: Lynne, Relda or JuanréEmail: 051 5229574.


We look forward to welcoming you to World Play- and Entrepreneurs Day in 2016!