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Halloween half term activities in south Bristol!

There will be skeleton hunts, costume making, running around games, cooking and much more!

Monday 27th – 2-4pm Craydon Rd green space, Stockwood… 87 more words

Play Rangers

Relating to meaning

It’s a bright autumn day on the playground: there are twenty or so children spread around, but it feels like even fewer because they’re spread out: there are a handful of children poking around at the fire pit; some are at the tree swing, attempting to climb up to it, then getting stuck; some are pushing the shopping trolley we found around the platforms, over the woodchips and down any slope they can find; some children are hoarding a pile of pans and cushions, old money collection pots, and a well-used A-frame board up in the hill-house; some children are hanging out beyond the tyre wall, talking out of earshot about whatever children talk about out of earshot of adults. 1,214 more words


Visiting The Land

Because really, isn’t there only one?

For anyone who hasn’t yet read this or watched Erin Davis’s AMAZING trailer, The Land is the name given to Plas Madoc Adventure Playground by the children who know it best.   208 more words

Back to basics playwork: the simple how and why one child climbs a tree

Some days when with, or around, children at play, I find myself taken back to basics. That is, through the interaction or the observation I remind myself about what play… 1,076 more words


Further draft workings: hyper-focus, time, and about the very now

Something strange happens to time when you’re hyper-focused: it doesn’t reel out in quite the same way as the norm. ‘Time’ seems to be one of those themes in this writer’s writing: something that recurs. 1,048 more words


Ways of seeing: magic (notebook drafts)

I have spent these past weeks immersed in magic (whatever that should mean). It is a process of trying to understand, or to see. What this is, what we’re in, could be impossible to describe; though what we cannot always see to say, as such, we can feel. 1,137 more words


Lessons of the Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Zone

I’m leaving Ithaca today, heading back to the UK from a busy summer at Ithaca Children’s Garden’s Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Zone.

We had a flurry of public attention this summer, with mentions on  768 more words