Street Play Health and Wellbeing seminar – 21st September

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Play England and partners would like to invite you to the Street Play Health and Wellbeing seminar in Leeds, 21 September 2015 (Invite attached). The objective of the seminar is to support Health and Wellbeing, Community and Transport stakeholders from across the North to understand how Street Play is helping to achieve Public Health outcomes in the community. The Street Play Pilot Project is funded by the Department of Health. The project is growing with residents in 35 local authority areas now being supported to activate Street Play in their community and more than 300 streets being closed by residents […]

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National Playday

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Playday 2015 is on 5 August. The theme? Play more! On Playday thousands of children and their families get out to play at hundreds of community events across the UK. From small-scale events to thousands of children taking over Trafalgar Square – Playday is celebrated by each community in a way that suits them. As well as a celebration of children’s right to play, Playday is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives. Playday is coordinated by Play England, Play Wales, Play Scotland and PlayBoard Northern Ireland Lookout for local events running near you and find out more about Playday. […]

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Artwork competition

Yorkshire Play is running a competition to create the new artwork for our website. The 5 adventure playgrounds in the region are going to be our creative directors for the summer and come up with artwork for our new site. If you’d like to get involved with this then contact us through the contact us section and let us know who you are and we’ll put you in touch with your local adventure playground artwork co-ordniator.

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Spirit 2015 – The importance of taking risks

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Location: Holiday Inn, Cardiff Date: 13-10-2015 Organiser: Play Wales We hope you will be able to join us for our annual Spirit conference now in its fourteenth year. A day packed full of inspiring keynote speeches, lively discussions and workshops for anyone with an interest in or a responsibility for children’s play. We’re delighted to announce we will be joined by: Judith Hackitt, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty Dr Mike Shooter, former President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Professor David Ball, Professor of Risk Management and Director of the Centre […]

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Symplaysium @ The Tetley in Leeds

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  Saturday 26 September 11am – 4pm A one-day symposium on play, creativity and public space and launch of the Think.Play.Do. publication. With contributions from speakers including Lesli Godfrey, Nils Norman and Charles Quick. Places are FREE but limited, so please book early through www.thetetley.org . This event is part of Tetley’s Summer Of Play. #SummerOfPlay

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THINK.PLAY.DO. A playful art exhibition @ The Tetley in Leeds

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16 JULY – 27 SEPTEMBER An exhibition of proposals for a Play Sculpture on Brewery Green Be there for the launch on Wednesday 15 July from 6-8pm. Free, all welcome. Participating artists include Simon and Tom Bloor, Conway & Young, Natalie Finnemore, Matthew Houlding, and Studio Polpo. This exhibition launches our ambition to commission a major new play sculpture for Brewery Green outside The Tetley. In the form of ‘blue-sky’ plans, sketches, maquettes and prototypes, artists’ proposals will help ask the question ‘What if…?’. The exhibition includes contributions from Tetley’s Art Smart Superstars after-school club members, and from August the Lab […]

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Den Building Festival @ The Tetley in Leeds

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Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August, 11am – 6pm This fun event returns to The Tetley for a second year. Prizes are awarded for the best dens, though you’ll have to go some to beat the trains, pirate ships and castles that made last year’s event so extraordinary. In the event of bad weather, we’ll take the action indoors. All materials are provided.   Taken from: The Tetley.  

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Spirit of play conference is coming!

Book your place now! Join the annual Spirit conference which is now in its fourteenth year. A day packed full of inspiring keynote speeches, lively discussions and workshops for anyone with an interest in or a responsibility for children’s play. Confirmed speakers: • Judith Hackitt, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive • Professor David Ball, Middlesex University (co-author of Managing Risk in Play Provision: Implementation guide • Lesley Griffiths AM, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty • Dr Mike Shooter, former President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Workshop details to follow. Keep an eye on our website and […]

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Yorkshire Play Marketing meeting

The Yorkshire Play board are meeting to look at the ways to reach our members. If you would like to contribute to this meeting then please get in touch.

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The 13th National Playwork conference

The 2015 Conference will be covering the following themes:     Tuesday, 3 March 1      thinking about play 2      models of playwork 3      playwork theory for beginners 4      storytelling and reflective practice 5      current research 1 6      new to playwork? 7      teamwork and management 8      children’s rights 9      Practical ideas – play for yourself Wednesday, 4 March 1      advanced playwork theory 2      children in conflict 3      inclusive practice 4      different playwork contexts 5      current research 2 6      childhoods 7      advanced playwork principles 8      being a better trainer/teacher/tutor 9      Practical ideas – play for yourself In addition to this there will be some structure building; the giant graffiti wall; books to buy; scrap to take home and materials to buy […]

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