Ozlem is from Turkey and has enthusiastically been writing to us for a few months now. Joining us on the Playworker Development Course as soon as humanly possible, Ozlem has been working hard in play ever since. Here is the journey so far. You can also read the post...
By Zan Quite without me realising, pop-up adventure playgrounds have become quite popular in my community. I am obviously delighted, but boy has it been busy! Here are some little reflections of some of those events this month: ***** 1. Radcliffe Market 3rd May The 4...
By Erica Quigley Erica came to us with her background in Landscape Architecture hoping to take more of a playwork approach to her work. Pop-Ups Morgan has been her Playworker Development Course tutor since January, and was able to meet her at the adventure playground...
By Jess Graff We are excited to be welcoming Jess to write on our blog about her first-ever pop-up adventure playground, hosted at her place of work. She is one of our Playworker Development Course students, using the skills from our course to complement the work she...
By Sarah McCalden Sarah first approached us about Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds about a year ago. Her enthusiasm for the model, and her can-do attitude was refreshing in busy London. We are very pleased that she has found an opportunity to have a Pop-Up in her...
By Alexander Khost Pop-Ups friend Alexander Khost is a parent, educator, painter, and web developer living in Brooklyn, NY with his two children, James and Oliver and his partner, Amanda. Alex has been active in mutual respect, child-led learning environments in...
By Morgan We were taught to write thank-you notes after people had been kind to us, and one thing this tour has proven is that extraordinary kindness isn’t really extraordinary after all. In fact, we met it in every stop, in every state, and before we’d...
On Sunday, September 29, Anna’s friend Jane ran a Mini Pop-Up Adventure Playground at a park in Los Angeles, CA. She had just over a week to plan, collect materials, spread the word, and make it happen. As far as we know, this is the first LA Pop-Up and we are...
By Anna These days, when I see a cardboard box, no matter how flattened it is, squashed between fifteen other boxes in a garbage bin covered in dirty snow, I see potential. When we afford children the freedom to do whatever they choose with ordinary open-ended...
By Morgan It drives Suzanna mental that I go off on Pop-Up Adventures and then fail totally to write them up as blog posts – which means that I am now proud both to share images from my recent trip to Pittsfield AND to get them online! A couple of weeks ago I was at...
By Zan It’s been some time since I’ve lead on a project and worked directly with children. The last time I did, it was as part of the Queen’s Jubilee, and in video-game-years that was an age ago! Today I get to excitedly talk about my two-day Pop-Up...
By Morgan Regarding the Global Cardboard Challenge, we first ask this: Have you seen the Caine’s Arcade video? Since April 2012, it has over 10 million views. Moreover, it accumulates roughly $250,000 in donations for a scholarship fund for Caine. What makes...
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