Pop-Ups Zan was invited by the kind folks of Our Kids Social to host a celebratory pop-up adventure playground in a location that was new to her. She was able to recruit Luke Sutton – one of our PDC tutors – to co-playwork with her and together they...
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...
We are pleased to invite our wonderful friend Jill – Director of Adventure Play at The Parish School in Houston, Texas to guest write on our blog about Playwork and Libraries. Her fascinating experiences comes from an unusual pairing, but one that really works....
Our Playworker Development Course brings people together from all over the world to talk about playwork. Divya is from India. She joined the course in March 2019, with the intention of channelising her passion for play. We’ve invited her to reflect on her PDC...
Simon Rix has been in playwork since he was 17, taking roles at all levels in adventure playgrounds and advocacy for children’s right to play. We knew it was essential that his passion, experience and political context be represented in this young and growing...
We have invited our one of the first recipients of the Playworker Travelling Fund, Ana Rita to write about the journey that she took with Pop-Up Adventure Play to the Playwork Campference 2019. We haven’t quite written about it yet (our reflection time is taking...
It was a warm evening in Vancouver and I had just been picked up in the little yellow tour car (with a surprising amount of leg room) and I was heading into the little known space of playwork. This was an adventure that I never thought that I’d have the chance...
Erica is one of our Playworker Development Course students and has been working steadily through the 12 modules. She has been reflecting recently on her practice, and, with her permission, we’ve decided to share some of her thoughts on our blog. She has written...
By Mischelle Brown Mischelle reached out to us in 2016, telling us of her passions for play and in 2017, we met her at the Playwork Campference! It was wonderful to hear her perspective and learn of her passion. She has big plans for her community and some big...
By Julia Kroeker Julia is one of our independent organisers who got in touch with us in October 2016 wanting to organise her own Pop-Up Adventure Playground. We sent her our free information pack for hosting her own event and 2 months later, we were able to enjoy her...
By Louise Wark When we met Louise in Singapore on our World Tour, we were a little humbled to be meeting such a wonderfully connected and passionate advocate who was looking to us for advice. Louise has been working towards a more playful life for a long time now and...
By David Stonehouse David is one of Pop-Up Adventure Play’s wonderful Playworker Development Course tutors. First as Pop-Ups Zan’s PhD friend and now as a colleague, David has been working hard to take playwork into hospitals using his specialism as a...
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