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...
By Zan We are pleased to announce that together with our friends at Kid Owned and Operated Play (KOOP), we will be organising a play conference on 3rd-5th May 2018. Naomi and Kelsey of KOOP are both students of ours on the Playworker Development Course and we are...
By AndySadly I wasn’t able to attend the National Playwork Conference this year having only just arrived back home from our Playwork Campference in Los Angeles. Luckily there was a live stream available allowing me to watch the awards whilst unpacking my...
By Andy I can’t quite believe that it’s been over a week already since the Playwork Campference came to an end! What an amazing whirlwind it has been. As I get ready to depart the US and head back to Europe, I spent a moment reflecting on my experiences of...
By Andy Team Pop-Up has just arrived on the shores of California. It’s the first time the three of us have been together, in-person in over 15 months. We are so excited to work on the final preparations for the first-ever Playwork Campference in the USA! In...
By Zan We are very pleased and excited to be hanging out very briefly with our friend and PDC student Yulia in Evanston. It’s going to be a short stop where Pop-Ups Morgan and I will be presenting an interactive talk entitled “Let The Children Play:...
By Pop-Up’s Andy As I headed down the jet-bridge onto the plane, something hit me. Not physically, but emotionally. I had to take a moment to check-in with myself and regroup my thoughts. Through a deductive soliloquy of ‘been there, done that’ I...
By Zan We have talked a lot about our focus for our Playwork Campference, about the focus on practice, and the emphasis on you. We haven’t yet told you much about where we will be doing this, and the delightful hosts of our event. Ladies and gentlemen, Pop-Up...
By MorganAfter Costa Rica, we headed north again for a short flying visit with Erica, Jeremiah and their son Dallas. We visited them on the US tour in 2014, and saw them present 10 days ago in Ithaca on developments since. They’ve been fighting hard against a proposed...
By Morgan This post took a few days to write – partly because we’re officially on tour now (next stop, Costa Rica!) and partly because our last stop was a little overwhelming. Suzanna and I spent 6 hours in a rental car afterwards, discussing detail and...
By Zan A couple of years ago, I declared to Morgan that we would go on a tour of the USA. I’m not sure that she took me seriously. I’m not even sure I took myself seriously. But around 6 months later, we were sat in a tiny yellow car in snowy Massachusetts...
By Morgan Over the past couple of weeks, Suzanna has often told people that we have a new book coming out and then looked over to me and grinned. That’s because every time I think about this work being public, being out there and available, I start to blush and...
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