This track will take place on Tuesday
What should the adult be doing? - PANEL: Sarah Turton; Laura Walsh; Dr. Sylwyn Guilbaud
Here is an opportunity to listen to the perspective of three very different people who have knowledge of working in very different environments, talking about the role of the adult. After a brief introduction from each of the panelists, you will be encouraged to ask questions to provoke more thinking and dialogue.
TIME: 10:45-11:45 LENGTH: 1 hour
Playwork in wrecked comunities - Mick Conway
We need to think about what is going on in children's lives outside our playwork four walls or fence. Otherwise our playwork is unauthentic. Could we be failing as playworkers by focussing on just our playwork? Most children today live in very stressed communities - way more stressed than in the 1969 Belfast war where I started my playwork life, way more stressed than 1980 where suddenly 70% of the parents of kids at Bermondsey adventure playground were on the dole as the docks, the print business and other local small industries shut down. They are way more stressed by fear of gang culture, inability to play out on the street with their neighbours and friends.
TIME: 12:00-13:00 LENGTH: 1 hour
Playful by Design: Free Play in a digital world - Sonia Livingstone
TIME: 13:45-15:15 LENGTH: 1.5 hours
Time and time again - Simon Rix
TIME: 15:30-17:00 LENGTH: 1.5 hours