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The Essential Street Play Training Day

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University of Bristol

The Moot Room

8-10 Berkeley Square

BRISTOL

BS8 1HH

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About Playing Out

Playing Out is the national organisation supporting a growing parent-led street play movement across the UK. We originated the model in Bristol, where we are still based, and have helped over 50 local authorities to put street play schemes in place, enabling around 900 street communities to 'play out' regularly. Our aim is to grow this movement until street play becomes normal again.

Who is this day for?

If you are looking for a cheap, innovative way to....

  • Get children more active
  • Create more play opportunities
  • Build stronger communities
  • Tackle social isolation
  • Encourage active citizenship

....this day is for you!

The ‘playing out’ street play model is resident-led, low-cost and simple, but it does require the right council policies and guidance, as well as good promotion and support ‘on the ground’ for residents. We have developed this day to share best practice for local authorities, community organisations and anyone interested in supporting resident-led street play in their area.

Whether your council has yet to implement a street play policy, or you already have a policy in place and want to find out the best way make it a success, this day is for you.

Why should you come?

The day will equip you to support and grow resident-led street play in your area. You will meet others involved in street play across the UK and hear directly from experts and resident activators about the benefits of street play and how best to support this growing movement.

What will the day involve?

10am: Arrive and register

10-10.30: Coffee, pastries and introductions

10.30-12.30: Expert talks with Q&A

12.30-1.30: Delicious Lunch by Kate's Kitchen

1.30-4.00: Workshops

  • The key elements of an effective street play policy and putting it in place
  • Supporting street play on the ground - a peer support model
  • Effective local promotion of street play

Workshops will run three times each, so everyone will have a chance to do all of them.

4-4.30: Closing discussion

Speakers

Alice Ferguson: Welcome and Introduction

Alice and her neighbour Amy kick-started the Playing Out movement when they organised the first ever session on their street in 2009. Alice is now co-Director of Playing Out CIC, supporting the parent-led, UK-wide street play movement.

Cllr Helen Godwin: Bristol as a beacon for street play

Helen Godwin is the Cabinet Member for Women, Children and Young People at Bristol City Council. Earlier this year, Helen launched Bristol’s Children’s Charter, including children’s right to play out and feel safe where they live.

Professor Angie Page: Why street play makes sense for public health

Angie is a Professor in Physical Activity and Public Health at Bristol University. Her work focuses on the behaviours linked to childhood obesity and the determinants of children’s physical activity and eating behaviour. Angie was the lead author of the 2017 street play evaluation, “Why Temporary Road Closures for Play Make Sense for Public Health”.

Professor Antonia Layard: Street play and the Law

Antonia Layard is a Professor of Law at the University of Bristol. She teaches and researches property law and public space and has a particular interest in how we might be able to develop legal concepts of place. Antonia is also a board member of Playing Out and has written legal guidance on play streets.

Contact

Any queries please contact Daniella Radice: 0117 953 7167 daniella@playingout.net


FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The number 8 service from Bristol Temple Meads train station runs at least every 10 minutes at peak times and stops by The Berkeley pub on Queen's Road opposite the Wills Memorial Building, which is right around the corner from Berkeley Square.

The nearest long-stay car park is West End Car Park off Jacob's Well's Road, Berkeley Place, Bristol BS8 1EH

There are also several park and rides:

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email or phone: Daniella 0117 953 7167 daniella@playingout.net

Is there any accomodation you would recommend?

The Bristol Wing is a newly refurbished hostel that includes private rooms. It is run as a social enterprise by the YMCA, it has a central location and is reasonably priced.


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The Moot Room

8-10 Berkeley Square

BRISTOL

BS8 1HH

United Kingdom

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