I went to Belgium! It was as part of a Youth In Action-funded international training program and followed on from a trip I made to Leuven last February. Time for some adventures in Belgium – through play, of course!
The organizer, Joost Capiau of C.I.S, invited me to help with the training portion, and together we led participants from Macedonia, Montenegro, Belgium and Malta through a range of theories, approaches and experiences towards work in play and games. We leaned heavily on a grid we’d developed together in Leuven because it was such a useful way of showing how such different approaches as ours (educational games and playwork) were still connected. I am writing more on the grid, and some of the theories and experiences we discussed during this week, on my other blog.
The training week itself was amazing and so much fun to do!
Here are some images from the “indoors” portion, when we did group exercises and talked about the various roles and responsibilities a playworker might assume.
More adventures in Belgium