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Spirit 2016 - Playful Communities

Members £99 | Non-members £115

Date: 20-10-2016 Location: Holiday Inn, Cardiff
Organiser: Play Wales

 

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Spirit is a conference filled with inspiring keynote speeches, lively discussions and practical workshops about children's play.

This year we will be exploring play in the public realm, and the challenges/barriers to providing for playful communities. We will also be sharing examples of good practice for all those who want to improve children's mental and physical health and well-being and help make Wales a play-friendly country.

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Five reasons to join us at this year's Spirit

Keynotes

We are delighted to welcome

  • Jan Van Gils, President of the European Network for Child Friendly Cities
  • Professor Sally Holland, Children's Commissioner for Wales
  • Stuart Lester - University of Gloucestershire
  • Dr Jacky Tyrie - Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Carl Sargeant AM - Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

as keynote speakers to this year's conference. 

Workshops will include:

Play sufficiency through the voices of children
(Mike Barclay and Jonny Neen)

Street Play: Myth Busting, challenges and possibilities
(Alice Ferguson)

Successes and challenges of transforming a community play space
(Miriam Page)

Play in a natural environment 
(Meriel Jones)

The ABC model to dynamic risk management
(Simon Bazley)

More information about the workshops

Who should attend?

Playworkers and play professionals, people working in communities, youth and community workers, town and community councils, housing associations, community regeneration officers, and anyone with an interest in or responsibility for children's play.

Delegate rates

Student rate - we have a limited number of special rate spaces for students in full time education or P3/MAHPS learners

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