By ZanThe five of us sat smiling at one another as we reaffirmed for the umptheenth time that organising our first ever conference would be a fabulous idea. It was a year before the proposed date and our many play connections combined with our passion for play could...
By ZanThis year has been a tough one for Pop-Ups Morgan and myself. We had set out to get our heads down and into our playwork PhDs but unexpected things happened and we both had to turn our focus onto our families. Nonetheless, we still have many things to celebrate...
By ZanIt is with great joy that we’d like to introduce you all to a new member of Team Pop-Up Adventure Play: Andy Hinchcliffe!Here he is with Morgan when we were in Costa Rica. As usual, I am taking the photo so I’m not in this wonderful pic.Andy has been...
By David StonehouseDavid 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...
By Chapter ZeroThe ladies at Chapter Zero warmly welcomed Pop-Ups Zan to Singapore when she visited in June 2016. They have since joined the Playworker Development Course and are trying their hand at putting theory into practice. Here is an account of their first ever...
By Zan*****She ran straight past me and launched her 14-month-old self up the playground slide. This is not the first time she has done this, but apparently the excitement and freefall of going down the slide wasn’t quite enough so ever since she could walk, all...
By ZanI have been busy celebrating Playday UK, which is held on the first Thursday of August every year. Playday is a fantastic opportunity for folks all over the UK to do big, public events to raise the profile of play, and this year, I have been able to get involved...
By ZanWe are ridiculously excited to be announcing that registration for our Playwork Campference is open! It is of huge excitement and joy that we invite you all to register for the Playwork Campference which will take place on 16th-19th February 2017 in Val Verde,...
By ZanAlthough we are both British, Fraser and I actually met in Atlanta, Georgia at the IPA/TASP conference in 2010. I presented about playrangers and he was one of the people who joined my audience. Soon after, I enrolled at Leeds Beckett University to study...
By ZanAfter reflecting for a couple of day, I am ready to tell you about my adventures at this year’s National Playwork Conference. Hosted by Meynell Games Group, this is the biggest annual playwork focused conference in the UK. Every year, hundreds of...
By ZanLast year was a busy year. Not only was I buzzing around the world with Morgan, I was also preparing my heart to have an upgrade in status: I was no longer in the youngest generation within my family. Yes, 2015 was the year that I became an auntie to two...
By ZanSince arriving back in the UK, things have been go go go. Morgan and I are both working towards a PhD in Playwork, but sadly being on the road does not often lend itself to the most ideal study environment. So we’ve been studying hard in the last couple of...
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