Playwork foundation launches at London event

The Playwork Foundation was launched as a membership organisation at a special event in London last week. The Playwork Foundation finally opened for business last week at a special launch event in London. Board members Ali Wood and Karen Benjamin, experienced playwork trainers, writers and consultants, introduced the event with a review of the foundation's development, … Continue reading Playwork foundation launches at London event

Playwork Foundation membership launch – 8 November

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 1.00 - 4.30 pm Goldsmiths, University of London, SE14 Free, with refreshments Room number RHB 300 Goldsmiths College New Cross London, SE14 6NW  Speakers include Professor Fraser Brown, Penny Wilson, Adrian Voce and Meynell The Playwork Foundation is launching a membership scheme. To mark the occasion, this event is an opportunity … Continue reading Playwork Foundation membership launch – 8 November

Sharing memories of ‘endangered’ adventure playgrounds

The University of Gloucestershire has launched the report, and a short film, of its Sharing Memories of Adventure Playgrounds (SMAP) research project. The project worked with adventure playgrounds in the cities of Bristol and Gloucester to gather memories of those involved – as children, staff, families and communities – over their history, in order to explore their … Continue reading Sharing memories of ‘endangered’ adventure playgrounds

Playwork ‘Campference’ announced in California for Feb. 2017

(Reblogged from Pop-Up Adventure Play) The UK based Pop-up Adventure Play is teaming up with Santa Clarita Valley Adventure Play to host a first time Playwork Campference in Val Verde, CA 16-19 February 2017. The Campference will headline Professor Fraser Brown, Head of Playwork at Leeds Beckett University’s School of Health & Community Studies, Erin Davis, … Continue reading Playwork ‘Campference’ announced in California for Feb. 2017

Play Wales calls for sector response to proposed changes to playwork qualifications

The national body, Play Wales is calling for a strong response from the playwork sector to proposed new qualifications in Health and Social Care, which includes playwork. Qualifications Wales, which published its review of the qualifications framework in July, is proposing to restrict the number of qualifications approved for funded training programmes in Wales, a move that would, … Continue reading Play Wales calls for sector response to proposed changes to playwork qualifications

Playwork union conference to include talk on Playwork Foundation

A one day conference in Eastbourne on 19 November, hosted by Community, Youth and Play Workers in Unite  will feature a discussion about the emerging Playwork Foundation led  by Adrian Voce of the new body's steering group, under the heading 'Do we need a professional identity and if so how do we develop it?'. Under the theme … Continue reading Playwork union conference to include talk on Playwork Foundation

Thousands of children expected for Playday 2016

Tomorrow, 3 August, tens of thousands of children and young people from across the United Kingdom will be out playing, celebrating Playday – the national day for play, when hundreds of local and regional play events are taking place to promote the importance of children’s right to play. This year’s Playday theme, ‘Play Matters…’ celebrates … Continue reading Thousands of children expected for Playday 2016

Steering group plans take shape

The steering group for the new Playwork Foundation has met for a two-day residential workshop to develop its plans and resolve outstanding administrative issues associated with the organisation's imminent launch. The meeting, on 5-6 July, made substantial progress towards establishing the body as a new charitable organisation, and on its first programme of work. The steering group also … Continue reading Steering group plans take shape