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. Her fascinating experiences comes from an unusual pairing, but one that really works – thank you so much for...
Pop-Up Adventure Play is pleased to announce the Pop-Ups Tour 2019: Morgan Edition. Morgan Leichter-Saxby will be touring across Illinois, Indiana and Missouri during her tour this Fall, and will be setting off on 23rd October. The trip starts in Chicago IL, then...
By Pop-Ups Zan Sitting at a tiny desk in the middle of a swelteringly hot day in Hong Kong, I stared at an email that had just popped through. I am working in Asia, and my brain is discombobulated from many layers of bilingual conversation, so upon reading this email,...
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...
In the months leading up to Campference, we often found ourselves in deep email correspondence with folks who want desperately to attend but aren’t sure how. We want to help however we can, whether that’s talking through dietary restrictions or childcare,...
Simon Rix has been in playwork since he was seventeen, 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...
By Zan It’s been 2 weeks since the Playwork Campference 2019 ended and I am surrounded by snotty tissues. No, I am not emotional that it is all over, this is just my compulsory post-project cold. I’ve got to say, this is the worst one I’ve had for a...
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...
****** Dear Campference 2019 attendees, Why do we attend conferences? To paraphrase the 20th Century poet, T.S. Eliot: ‘information is not knowledge and knowledge is not wisdom’. In other words, it is possible to have lots of information in your memory about a...
By ZanIn preparation for the first Playwork Campference in 2017, we interviewed US-based playworker and Director of Adventure Play at The Parish School, Jill Wood who we had invited to the event as a special guest. She was such a hit at the Campference that...
By MorganAli Wood is a subtle but powerful force within the UK playwork scene, on par with magnets or the tides. In a field worryingly packed with macho posturing, she reminds everyone again and again to reflect, to listen with compassion, to think radically about...
By ZanOn 27th November 2018, as part of Giving Tuesday, Pop-Up Adventure Play will be raising money to fuel our newly launched Playworker Travelling Fund. This is an opportunity for us to gather the funds that will help playworkers travel to different communities and...
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