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Playworkers Forum 2017 *FULLY BOOKED*

Members £110 | Non-members £110

Date: 15-06-2017 Location: Lower Porthamel Farm, Brecon
End Date: 16-06-2017 Organiser: Playworkers Forum Steering Group and Play Wales



Times: 10.00am on 15 June to 3.30pm on 16 June 2017

The Playworkers Forum is a two-day, residential playwork training event under canvas that gives playworkers the opportunity to learn from each other and experienced playwork trainers.

Originally established in 2005 to provide a forum for adventure playground workers to share skills and practice, the Playworkers Forum has evolved to be a highly popular professional development opportunity for all playworkers in Wales and the rest of the UK, especially those working in open access provision. It aims to respond to the needs of the sector and participants.

Key themes for this year’s event include:

  • Play and gender
  • Thinking about play and space
  • Reflective practice
  • Sharing practical playwork skills

Who should attend?

  • Volunteer, full or part-time playworkers
  • After school club workers
  • Trainers
  • Playwork students 

Playworkers who make the most of this event will:

  • gain ideas and support from colleagues from other settings in Wales
  • have an opportunity to relate current playwork theory and practice to their own play settings
  • explore themes around play and children’s rights

Participants are expected to camp and will need to provide their own camping equipment. Hot drinks, breakfast, lunches and an evening meal will be provided.

Lower Porthamel Farm is set in the beautiful countryside of the Brecon Beacons National Park close to the town of Talgarth.

Planned and delivered by a steering group consisting of play development staff, academics, play specialists and adventure playground workers.

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