By Zan Since arriving back in the UK, things have been go go go. Morgan and I are both working towards a PhD in Playwork. But sadly, being on the road does not often lend itself to the most ideal study environment. So we’ve been studying hard in the last couple...
We are standing in a circle, facing a fire in the perishing cold. My face is hot and dry while sleet seeps through ill-considered jeans and trickles into my shoes. So it is for our End of the World Tour. On a hill, with a steel slide to one side and a view of brick...
Hasta Luego, Costa Rica! I was typing this on our flight from Panama City to LA, in between stops 3 and 4 of our grand World Tour. We three were thrilled about this stop, allowing us to visit Carolina and tour Bellelli Educación. Carolina has been a friend of Pop-Ups...
By Morgan We started hosting pop-up adventure playgrounds in 2010, and since then they’ve been held in Australia, Bogota, Cairo, New York and in more than 14 countries all around the world, by Pop-Ups staff and by independent organizers. The response to these...
By Morgan As you know, we’re super excited about the Playworker Development Course, which we’ve been running for 2 years now, with 82 students from 12 countries. In March, we were shortlisted for the Playwork Training Provider Award at the UK National...
By Zan Our mission has always been to give opportunities for child-directed play within a community of supportive adults. In a practical sense, it means that we provide support and training for parents, professionals and community members around the world, whenever...
We’ve been making pop-up adventure playgrounds, and helping others make them, for 3 years now. Our original idea was that they be a lightweight model for community-based playwork, focusing on playing and learning for parents and professionals, that they could...
By Zan The blog for the Shop of Possibilities has been one of my favourite blogs ever since I found it about a year ago. The updates aren’t regular, but the photos are always fascinating, and gives a little glimpse into the life of a possible world. So imagine...
By Zan Our family has lived on this road for around 15 years. There are 11 houses and noone has ever thought to get the 11 families together to do anything! So I took it into my own hands to get my immediate community together, popped round to all of their houses, and...
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