The Playwork Foundation is to play a supporting role in the new play conference, Play 2021, being organised by Playful Planet and the University of Birmingham on 7-8 July. Play 2021, a conference on children, play and space, will be an online event but the organisers are also hopeful that in-person delegates will be allowed … Continue reading Foundation to support new play conference
A message from The All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood Zoom Meeting open to all – Monday 8th February 2021 at 4.30 pmThe APPG is inviting you to an open meeting with the aim of encouraging and co-ordinating sector-wide activity to press for improved mental health support for children and young people. It … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE: A CALL FOR URGENT MASS ACTION
Dr Pete King of Swansea University is researching the playwork field's response to the pandemic and has two opportunities to get involved. Adventure Playgrounds Dr. King is looking for anyone involved in adventure playground to take part in a study on how adventure playgrounds have been adapted since post-lockdown measures were put in place in … Continue reading Researching playwork in the pandemic
Online: 31 August, 2 - 3 pm Following the success of the first Playwork in Progress online reflective practice session, we’re back with the 2nd session on Monday 31st August, 2 – 3pm. This is a chance for playworkers from across the UK (and, who knows, beyond!) to come together and share their experiences of playwork in this … Continue reading Playwork in Progress – new session announced
Meynell Games offers two new opportunities for the playwork community to stay connected Meynell Games, organiser of the annual National Playwork Conference, has launched two new projects designed to take aspects of the playwork discourse on-line. Meynell TV This is a short (approximately 15-minute) TV talk show available from 9:00 every Monday on YouTube. 8 … Continue reading Conference goes online
The Playwork Foundation will hold its Annual General Meeting, via Zoom, on Friday 29th May 2020 at 10 am. Playwork Foundation members are most welcome to attend, to catch up on all we have been doing, and help form our plans going forward. If you are a member and would like to attend, please email the Playwork Foundation … Continue reading Annual General Meeting 29 May 2020
1 July 201910.30 - 16.00 University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls CampusOxstalls LaneGloucesterGL2 9HW The Playwork Foundation is holding a meeting of its members, the first, other than our policy roadshow events, since registering as a charity in 2018. This meeting will be crucial to the future of the Foundation, and we would love to see you there. … Continue reading Members meeting
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Which writers and which fields of study, if any, have most influenced your playwork practice? Masters student Adrian Voce is researching the academic and other influences on playwork and would like your help (he has promised to share the results with us in a future edition!) Please complete the short … Continue reading What influences playwork?
Report of the chair of The Playwork Foundation, Karen Benjamin, to the charity's first annual general meeting, held on 8th March 2019. The Playwork Foundation was officially launched on 8th November 2017 at Goldsmiths College, University of London with presentations from Professor Fraser Brown, Penny Wilson, Adrian Voce and Meynell, who also streamed the event … Continue reading Flying the flag for playwork
Tiverton adventure playground, Devon Simon Bazley, after taking the temperature of this week’s media flurry about insurance companies and adventure playgrounds, decided to do a little bit of his own investigative journalism. He discovered that the picture is not exactly as described by some illustrious newspapers, and suggests that the more serious threats lie elsewhere. … Continue reading Are adventure playgrounds really under threat from a risk-averse insurance industry?