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White City stories part 19: some learned or re-learned things from summer

Five weeks of playwork on the playground has come to an end, and it’s taken its physical and emotional toll (even not having worked every single day of it, as I haven’t). 2,382 more words


Working with or in play that threatens

Play can sometimes take on more threatening forms. I use this word deliberately because I was going to write ‘darker forms’ but realise that that might not amount to anything clear. 1,059 more words


White City stories: part 18 (observation and reflection)

It’s half-way through the summer school holidays, or thereabouts, and it seems a suitable time to think back on play that has happened on the playground in the past few weeks. 2,410 more words


Draft thoughts on depth immersion, play observation

Once, I remember a conversation with Bob Hughes along the lines of: observe the background. As the summer season on the playground is now in full swing, this advice comes back to me time and again as I stand in a position in the middle of the edge of things, out of the way, looking for the optimum ‘X marks the spot’ widest cone of vision. 1,051 more words


Small stories of festival play

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Larmer Tree music festival in Wiltshire, working with some of the children there (hence my lack of writing for a short period). 2,108 more words


Space Invaders

Artist and Early Childhood Educators Workshop with Helen Barry at Farmleigh, July 12th, 2014. Run by Fingal County Council.

See http://www.farmleigh.ie/media/Space%20Invaders.pdf for more info.

See images below for some arts ideas for Construction in your classroom or play setting.


Art And Children

Play, Adventure, Learn returns for the summer holidays!

Are you working over the Summer school holidays? Looking for something different for your children to do? Something outdoors? Something playful, adventurous? MKPA are repeating their Play, Adventure, Learn sessions in Hollington Wood, which were very successful during the Easter holidays. 30 more words