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Working with the Older Children

Dangerous play with older children - Chris Martin

This workshop arises out rough and tumble play co-created by playworkers and older children at festival 'Ringworld' sessions. The participants expressed a real desire to engage with each other and equipment in a  potential dangerous fashion, and developed a highly physical set of behaviours and negotiated rules that still remained inclusive of all older children yet mindful of hazards. This workshop will explore the playworking skills 'at the edge of chaos' this required, and look at how this thinking/being could support similar play with older children.

TIME: 9:30 LENGTH: 1 hour TARGET AUDIENCE: For Anyone

Why having a phone on a 'playground' is a good idea - Sianead Crawford and Jabu Maseko

How child-led are we really? Will we let children teach us about these new worlds and technologies? In this session we will share examples of how we have begun to use social media as a play tool in our SisterHood project (not just as a tool for promotion and campaigning). How we can incorporate social media into adventure playgrounds and engage with children’s digital lives, give them more of a voice and explore all the positive benefits and potential of using social media on an adventure playground. Discuss!

TIME: 10:45LENGTH: 1.5 hours TARGET AUDIENCE: For Anyone

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