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 My phone pinged and a message came through with some news that made me sigh. The Pop-Up Play Shop is based in Radcliffe, and small town on the outskirts of Manchester, UK – an area that lost a lot of the mill-town glory it once had, and is tumbling still....
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....
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,...
Introducing Ali Wood, a formidable presence in the UK playwork scene. She is akin to magnets or tides, wields subtle yet potent influence. Within a field often rife with macho posturing, she consistently advocates for reflection, compassionate listening, and a radical...
For Giving Tuesday, Pop-Up Adventure Play raised money to fuel their newly launched Playworker Travelling Fund. This was an opportunity to gather funds that would help playworkers travel to different communities and share their wisdom with other playful folks. The...
By Zan “…what I find particularly attractive about storytelling is that no one has to teach us how to tell a story. It is a way we make sense of our experiences. It is inclusive and open to all playworkers irrespective of their setting, previous...
Since founding Pop-Up Adventure Play, we’ve worked in two main arenas – to share playwork ideas as widely as we can, and to help both new and dedicated playworkers connect with one another. This year, those efforts felt at times more important than ever....
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, a dedicated student in our Playworker Development Course students, shares insightful reflections from the PDC. She delves into her experiences and challenges, providing valuable perspectives on the importance of play design. Erica has been working steadily...
By Morgan 9 weeks. 10,000 miles. 18 stops. The Pop-Up Adventure Play team has met and played with literally thousands of people, from coast to coast, in big cities and small towns, on mountains and in prairies, in parks and schools and lecture halls, with new friends...
By Andy Since 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...
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