Putting Play Work On The Map
I would like to take this
opportunity to invite you to our Putting Playwork on the Map seminar in
your area. This is a pilot project to promote Play and Playwork in four
remote areas of the Highlands and Islands.
seminar is to be held at Mount Pleasant Primary School, Thurso, on
Saturday 24 May from 10am – 3pm. The seminar includes guest
speakers and ‘play’ workshops for adults and children! The theme is
Article 31 – The child’s right to play (and the adults right to play too!)
I’ve included some further information to enlighten and entice you, but if
you have any further questions about how it can benefit you please don’t
hesitate to contact me.
If you or any Colleagues are able to attend please
confirm your place. A free buffet Lunch will be provided, so it would be
useful if I had an idea of the numbers attending. I shall be leaving for
Thurso on Tuesday 20 May to get local children involved in the project at
the after school clubs. Please contact me via the mobile number after this
For more details contact Ann Gillies mobile 07776 375645
Mount Pleasant Primary School, Thurso
Date and Times
Saturday 24 May 2003 10am – 3pm
The Putting Playwork on the Map Roadshow
The project aims to:
b Advocate and promote the ‘child’s right to play’
c Spread awareness of the links between play and the developmental needs
of the child into adulthood
e.g. Learning, health, physical activity, self esteem
b Spread awareness of and access to high quality training provision for
c Relate Playwork in the Highlands and the Islands to policy agenda at
National and European levels
b Raise the profile of Playwork as a career
The aims will be realised by:
b Hosting a local exhibition and Saturday seminar on Play, Playwork and
training, including practice from
around the world. This will include Guest Speakers, workshops and a
chance for local children to tell us
what they think.
c Consulting with Children from the area in Out of School Clubs using
‘play’ as a medium for consultancy.
A ‘Putting Playwork on the Map’ pack will
be produced after the last roadshow from everyone’s involvement in
children’s activities, workshops and the seminars.
The project is:
Organised by SPRITO Scotland – the National Training Organisation for
With support from:
The International Play Association (IPA) Scotland Branch
The Out of School Care Federation (OOSCF)
The Childcare Partnerships in the Highlands and Islands Region
The Highlands and Islands Enterprise
The Scottish Executive
Naomi trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Since
graduating in dramatic studies Naomi has gained professional experience as
an actor, drama worker, youth worker, playleader, and artistic director
for her own company (commissions welcome!). Naomi has vast experience of
Playwork gained through her employment in after school clubs producing
plays, pantomimes and reviews.
Naomi will offer an informal presentation and fun workshop using the
medium of drama reflecting her belief that Playwork ‘rocks and rules’!
Brian is a trained artist and has been working with
children for several years, developing and providing workshops for
children and adults. Brian is currently the co-ordinator of the After
School Club at Borders Women’s Aid in Jedburgh.
Enjoy some hands-on experience of working with a variety of materials.
Niels is a multi-talented mature social education
student from Denmark. Using traditional outdoor adventure techniques he
creates a play environment that enhances practical life skills and
Mix play with outdoor crafts to learn how to enjoy the great outdoors like
Joan is the Chair of IPA (International Play
Association) Scotland. She is employed by SPRITO Scotland (the national
training organisation for Playwork) as Play Development Officer. She also
works as a College Lecturer, assessor and internal verifier for the
Playwork SVQ Levels II and III.
She will be available all day to answer any questions and time allowing
will make a short presentation on the theme of play.