Nicola Sturgeon says the SNP will renew every children’s playpark in Scotland.

The SNP leader has announced a playpark renewal fund worth £60m to improve parks all over Scotland.

Unveiling policies for children she said it would help give every child a place to play.

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The election pledges in the policy include a free laptop or device for every school pupil, together with a free internet connection.

It commits to free school breakfasts and lunches, year-round, to every primary school pupil.

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She said the party will maintain the provision of the Baby Box to all of Scotland’s new children and explore ways that it can be used to further promote women’s health and support parental mental health. 

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At a play park in Glasgow today Sturgeon is expected to say: “Whether it’s the baby box, the Best Start payments, the Scottish Child Payment or our massive expansion in childcare provision the SNP government has been investing enormously in Early Years.

“If re-elected we will build on our record with even more ambitious policies that will have far-reaching benefits. 

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“To break down barriers to learning and give every child a fair chance, we’ll provide every pupil with their own laptop or device, and a free internet connection. 

“And backed by a £60m fund, we’ll put in place a plan to renew every play park in Scotland, so that all children have access to a place to play in their own community. After a year in which many children have not had access to a garden, this investment has never been more important. 

“The last year has been incredibly tough for children and young people across Scotland, and by giving both votes to the SNP in this election, people will be electing an SNP Government more determined than ever to make Scotland the best place in the world to grow up - and to put the tools for our recovery in Scotland’s hands.”