How often do you hear that the ‘health and safety culture’ cannot be resisted? That fear of litigation makes people unwilling to accept the slightest possibility of accidents or injuries? 277 more words
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Here’s a question for you: what is the study of work? What do we call that? Think about it. There’s Ergonomics, of course, the study of time and motion and the like, but nothing, as far as I can see, that’s very solid on work itself – Workology, as it were. 720 more words
Tomorrow, 3 August, tens of thousands of children and young people from across the United Kingdom will be out playing, celebrating Playday – the national day for play, when hundreds of local and regional play events are taking place to promote the importance of children’s right to play. 273 more words
Over the years I have often said to students of playwork, whether they’re those I have been formally teaching or those I’m working with on site, that if we’re not going home at the end of a session working with children in an emotionally, mentally and psychologically tired state (or any combination thereof) then we’re not doing it (playwork) right. 1,097 more words
Wouldn’t it be great if everyone had August off? A month-long, national holiday. A giant timeout.
Totally unrealistic, of course – it wouldn’t be much fun turning up at the supermarket, or the GP surgery, to find everything shut up and a ‘Gone Fishin’’ sign across the door – but it’s a nice idea. 676 more words