From my first moment in playwork, I knew this was something powerful and important. I felt it in my bones, and have been stubbornly determined to stay in this field ever since. A lot of us have stories of moments like that, when something ‘clicked’ inside and changed...
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....
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 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...
By Erica Quigley 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....
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...
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