I wanted to take a moment to say a massive thank you to everyone who joined our recent informal chat about outdoor play. It was truly wonderful to hear your insights, challenges, and triumphs.
From discussing appropriate rope for ziplines (not climbing rope!) to sharing our struggles with the recent Scottish weather (and the weather that’s yet to come), it was great to see how passionate we all are about promoting play in outdoor settings.
Thank you also to those who shared links and resources during the chat. For anyone who missed them, here they are again:
• Animated Knots: https://www.animatedknots.com/
• The Play Ranger group and forum: https://engage.smartplaynetwork.org/groups/the-play-ranger-group/
• #Playchat on 26th April @ 10:30am: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrduyhpjIrGtFvqj9inA1qj5abbUqa_cmz
• All Weather Play Training in Edinburgh on 23rd March: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/all-weather-play-tickets-557784818407
Also – The fabulous pictures of kids playing in Tyneside from the 70’s I believe: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/history/gallery/tyneside-children-playing-outdoors-10-24678051
We’re keen to grow this meeting and host another soon, so please do keep an eye out for a discussion thread on https://engage.smartplaynetwork.org. And if there’s anything we can do to support, share, or promote your play initiatives, please drop us a line.
I have scheduled the next online meeting for 11:00, Fri 26th May: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qceivrjojGdxslywWnYxZ6dwlojTvfET2
Thanks again for your time, ideas, and enthusiasm. Let’s keep championing outdoor play!