Play, Risk and the City

27 June 2013, 5.00 PM - 27 June 2013, 5.00 PM

An evening of presentations, discussion and networking for all those interested in outdoor play, perceptions of risk, and the everyday environment for children and young people.
Organised by nexusbristol

Location Room 4.10, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1JA (map)

Time 4.30 pm for a 5.00 start.

An evening of presentations, discussion and networking for all those interested in outdoor play, perceptions of risk, and the everyday environment for children and young people. Tea and coffee from 4.30pm. Presentations and discussion take place between 5pm and 7pm, after which there is an opportunity for informal discussion over wine and nibbles.

Why do children’s everyday freedoms matter? And how can we make sure kids have good opportunities for outdoor play?

Tim Gill, Rethinking Childhood

The Bristol Context:

  • George Ferguson (Bristol's Elected Mayor)  A personal account of community play led initiatives in Bristol since 1969.

New and emerging initiatives in the City

  • Alice Ferguson (Playing Out) Playing Out: an example of social change, starting in our own streets
  • Jeff Hill and Sarah Callan (Children's Scrapstore) PlayPods: a way to change both the human and physical play environment in schools
  • Richard Turpin (LPW) Natural Progression: Primary schools sites as holistic children's services centres

 

Implementing new policies towards risk management in schools

Displays and an opportunity to meet and talk to:

 

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nexusbristol is an initiative of the University of Bristol and is an open forum for leaders who are working towards improved outcomes for children and young people across the city.