By AndyThe second part of our Edmonton stop was a combined workshop and Pop-Up Adventure Playground spread across two days. The workshop was held at the University of Alberta and was brought together by the great people of Play Around the World with a helping...
By AndySince we started our Canadian tour just over a month ago, we have started each day full of curiosity as to what the next location will bring. Our only disappointments have been in not yet seeing a moose, and hearing that our chances get slimmer the further west...
By AndyAfter a long drive from Vaughan, we made it to Englehart, with just minutes to spare. We quickly shuffled into our ‘fancy’ clothes, wiped the sweat from our foreheads and jumped on stage before a packed-out room of friendly parents and professionals, many local...
By AndyAfter a series of unfortunate mechanical happenings, were arrived in London ON from Ottawa ON, just before midnight. We were kindly greeted by Alan, our local contact and play advocate who had started a conversation about this very visit many months ago.Our...
By AndySadly I wasn’t able to attend the National Playwork Conference this year having only just arrived back home from our Playwork Campference in Los Angeles. Luckily there was a live stream available allowing me to watch the awards whilst unpacking my...
By AndyI can’t quite believe that it’s been over a week already since the Playwork Campference came to an end! What an amazing whirlwind it has been. As I get ready to depart the US and head back to Europe, I spent a moment to reflect on my experiences of...
By Pop-Ups AndyAs I headed down the jet-bridge onto the plane, something hit me. Not physically, but emotionally. I had to take a moment to check-in with myself and regroup my thoughts. Through a deductive soliloquy of ‘been there, done that’ I ruled out...
By Pop-Ups AndyAfter an epic 12 year playwork journey from an un-sure 17 year old volunteer, through the stages of front-line playworker, playwork graduate and Children’s Centre Manager in the UK, I have landed here, starting a new adventure with the fine people of...
By ZanIt is with great joy that we’d like to introduce you all to a new member of Team Pop-Up Adventure Play: Andy Hinchcliffe!Here he is with Morgan when we were in Costa Rica. As usual, I am taking the photo so I’m not in this wonderful pic.Andy has been...
By ZanWe were invited by the wonderful folk at LeftCoast to run a couple of Fire and Den Building sessions in one of the residential areas in Blackpool, UK. On this occasion Pop-Ups Board Member, Andy, came to assist on the session as we playworkers never work alone,...
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