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Six Years of Playing Out – some learnings

Alice posted this in Free Play, Neighbourliness, Playing Out on 03/12/2015

It’s now more than six years since my neighbour Amy and I scratched our heads about the problem…

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Bringing creativity and humour to streets

Alice posted this in Free Play, Practical suggestions on 23/09/2015

Powerful imagination has always been at the heart of changing streets and making them places for play and…

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“I don’t know what to do!” In Praise of Boredom for Children

Ingrid posted this in Childhood, Free Play on 30/07/2015

Like all children, mine rail against boredom when they encounter it. They want it stopped or solved as…

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Dylan Thomas, Parks and Playing Outside the Play Area

Ingrid posted this in Childhood, Free Play, Nature on 05/05/2015

I’ve just been filled with inspiration for parks again after reading the Welsh poet and wordsmith Dylan Thomas….

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14 Streets Played Out for first day of Spring!

Alice posted this in Free Play, Playing Out on 04/03/2015

14 streets across Bristol had applications approved to play out last Sunday 1st March, coinciding with the first…

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The Lost Art of Mucking About

Alice posted this in Childhood, Free Play, Playing Out on 09/09/2014

Dinah Bornat lives in Hackney, East London and helps organise playing out sessions most weeks in her street….

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