This track will take place on Tuesday
A Question of Qaulity - Ali Wood
In the mid 90's Bob wrote and produced Play Environments: A Question of Quality. This session is about the impact that book had (and still has!) on my own
playwork practice and how it also inspired me as a playwork trainer. There will be reflective stories of me putting all this into practice, interspersed with interactive and participative
activities on some of the sections in the book - most notably IMEE, Ambience and Constraints Indicators and the Playwork Curriculum.
TIME: 9:30-11:00 LENGTH: 1.5 hours
Lessons on Physics, Lessons in Play - Sam James
Modern physics: Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, two of the greatest scientific achievements in human history, have redefined the way we view the world,
influencing almost every aspect of our society. Might they also be used in our understanding of play? **Expect the world as you know it to disappear as we play with play; exploring it through
the lenses of relative space-time and quantum weirdness, where nothing is as it seems: a world where certainties vanish and the impossible becomes possible... Much like in play itself!
TIME: 11:15-13:15 LENGTH: 1.5 hours
Remembering Bob - Dr. Morgan
Bob Hughes was a widely-loved and staggeringly clever playworker. I was lucky enough to know him a little at the start of my
career. This session includes stories from our professional friendship, and shines a small light on how his personal qualities and playwork ideas informed one another. He was incredibly
influential on my playwork and the whole community, and remembering the best of what he shared is part of our collective reflective practice.
TIME: 14:45-15:30 LENGTH: 45 minutes
IMEE and RAP: Conversations about Playwork - Bridget Handscomb and John Fitzpatrick
In this workshop we will explore a variety of playwork questions and concepts based on Bob’s work developing methods to support quality playwork. IMEE (Intuition,
Memory, Experience, Evidence) and RAP (Reflective Analytic Practice) will inform our discussions. As Bob says in ‘Evolutionary Playwork’, we will be engaged in:**‘A meditation that incorporates an
immersion into both the play space, the children who play there, and into one’s own childhood.’ (Hughes, 2012 p.265)**This is a participative session requiring us all to use self-knowledge, teamwork,
honesty, openness, listening and reflective skills whilst drawing on our own direct playwork experience.
TIME: 15:30-17:00 LENGTH: 1.5 hours