Yorkshire Play AGM, 7th June, Bradford


Calling all Members of Yorkshire Play, Playworkers, Managers of play provision, Council Officers and Providers who have a shared interest in uniting the region through the power of play. We are urgently seeking to recruit new members and Trustees to further our play cause. We therefore cordially invite you to attend Yorkshire Play’s Annual General Meeting 2017 June 7th Inspire Bradford Business Park Newlands House Newlands Way Eccleshill Bradford BD10 0JE Including Refreshments and a light lunch 10.30 am – 12.30 pm   Contact us here to book your place and we look forward to seeing you there.

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Playwork Training Courses at Hackney Play Association


Interested in doing a course in Playwork, First Aid or Safeguarding? Here is some information about forthcoming training courses at Hackney Play Association.   Training Dates:   Playwork Level 2 and 3 Tuesday 21 March 2017, 11-1pm, Information session about Playwork Level 2 and 3 courses; Tuesday 25 April 2017, Playwork Level 2 and 3 courses start, once per week until the summer holidays.   First Aid Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 March 2017 Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 July 2017   Play Way, Introduction to Playwork Training Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 July 2017   Safeguarding Tuesday 28 March […]

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Get your hands on the autumn issue of Play for Wales magazine


Yes, it focuses on what’s going on in Wales, but the latest issue of Play for Wales magazine is definitely worth a read even if you’re elsewhere in the UK. Titled ‘Playful Communities’, it contains a few lovely articles on the value of play, advocacy, current national projects and a really interesting feature on how Aberdeen removed all their ‘No Ball Games’ signs. You can read it all here .  

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Book your place for the 2017 National Playwork Conference


It’s that time of the year again! Whether you religiously attend the conference every year or have never been before, the National Playwork Conference, taking place in Eastbourne on 7 & 8 March 2017, is a great informative and networking event for everybody interested in play. And now it is officially taking bookings. With 16 tracks and lots of workshops to choose from, there will be something for everyone, whether you are a playworker, a teacher, a parent, a community development worker or an architect. The cost of the conference is £300 and that includes: Tuesday 7th March and Wednesday 8th March […]

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Playday 2016 Theme has been announced


  And it is … Play matters! According to Play Wales, ‘the Playday Play matters campaign is calling on everyone to help make sure that children and young people across the UK have the time, freedom and space to play. As well promoting children’s right to play, the campaign is highlighting that play matters for: children’s mental health and wellbeing creativity and learning all ages and abilities communities.   This year is 29th Playday anniversary and can get involved by:
 holding a Playday celebration, spreading the word about the campaign, become an official campaign supporter or follow Playday on Facebook and Twitter . There’s lots of advice and […]

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Power to the Playful: Play Conference 16th May

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Monday 16 May 2016 at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum Eureka loves play. Seriously, they are HUGE fans. Join them for a day celebrating play! They’ll be exploring the pivotal role that play and happiness has in child (and grown up) development with eminent academics, practitioners and thinkers, all here at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum – where they’ve been busy playing since 1992. Hear a variety of perspectives on play and have a bit of fun in the process (after all, they’d be hypocrites if they didn’t build in a bit of playtime). Confirmed speakers are: Juliette Yardley, Laughology […]

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Street Play Workshop 19th March


Photograph courtesy of Helen Forman   When: Saturday, 19 March 2016 from 10:30 to 13:00 – Add to Calendar Where: Leeds Play Network – Unit, 5 The Courtyard, 110-118 Church Street Hunslet LS10 2JA GB – View Map   Street play provides children with the opportunity to play freely and safely on their own doorstep and provides numerous benefits for both children and adults alike. Leeds Play Network is currently working with Play England on the Street Play Active, Healthy Communities project funded by the Department of Health to provide support and advice to residents and organisations interested in street […]

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Neil Griffiths comes to Eureka! 25th May


You’re Never Too Old To Play, Wednesday 25 May 2016 Eureka are excited to welcome world renowned educator Neil Griffiths to Eureka! to offer primary teachers a packed day of professional development. Neil, the creator of the acclaimed Storysack phenomenon is a former Primary School Headteacher and a director of the National Literacy Support Project. Read more about Neil Griffiths on his website. – See more here. This highly practical day will explore the important contribution role-play can make across all subjects in Key Stage 2. And as well as working with Neil, you’ll also hear from experts at Eureka! […]

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The 14th National Playwork conference


It’s just a few weeks away now. There are a wealth of sessions covering the Power of Play, adventure playgrounds, Playwork Theory, Art and many other areas. For more information go to http://www.playworkconferences.org.uk/. or email them to book your place info@playworkconferences.org.

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People and Places to Play – Peter Heseltine Memorial Lectures

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The International Play Association, EWNI (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) branch, is hosting a series of FREE lectures to celebrate the career and memory of one of its life members who died in June 2013 – Peter Heseltine. Schedule: Rob Wheway Monday 12 October 2015, 10:00am – 12:00pm @ Brown’s Field Youth and Community Centre: Cambridge   Mick Conway Thursday 15 October 2015, 9:30am – 11:30am @ Leeds Beckett University: Leeds   Mick Conway Friday 16 October 2015, 10:00am – 12:00pm @ Malone House: Belfast   Professor Fraser Brown Monday 12 October 2015, 5:00 pm – 7:00pm @ Holiday Inn: […]

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