Mon, 08 Mar|
The Importance & Benefits of Adventurous Play - Tom Williams; Woodland Tribe
This talk will give an overview and history of the adventure playground movement, a socio-cultural view of childhood, Woodland Tribes approach to child led building in play spaces, the similarities and differences between the adventure playground movement and the forest school movement.
Time & Location
08 Mar 2021, 19:30 – 20:45 GMT
About the Event
Tom Williams is a leading adventure play thinker and practitioner. He has over 30 years experience running and managing adventure playgrounds in London, Cardiff and Bristol. As play officer for Bristol for 12 years he pioneered an adventure play philosophy for the whole city with street closures for play, Play pods with loose parts in primary schools, play rangers in parks and large scale adventure play events. Inspired by visiting adventure playgrounds in Berlin, Hamburg and Copenhagen he founded Woodland Tribe a not for profit promoting adventure play all over the UK at festivals, schools, art galleries and communities. This child and community led approach to building is at the heart of the international adventure playground movement. In 2020 Tom gave a lecture at the Play Well exhibition at the Welcome Institute in London.