Waaaaay back in 2019, we were all poised to gather in a field beside a lake in Queensland to discuss all things Playwork. And then something happened.
No one at the time could have any idea that it would be two years before we could get back to this. But, here we are - the gig is going ahead so there is a reissue of tickets available from today.
The Playwork Gathering is aimed specifically at the Out of School Hours Care Sector and will run at Camp Moogerah QLD 4309 in May 2022 .
Participants from the OSHC sector are welcome from all across Australia to meet with four key speakers plus others who represent the latest in theoretical and practical Playwork from the OSHC sector.
Tickets cost $360 pp and are inclusive of ... well. everything!
Like I said - everything. This is an intensively packed couple of days - you will be getting a lot of bang for your buck.
For this year's event we will using invoicing for all tickets. Go this form [Booking Form], fill it in and we will send you an invoice for payment. Your places will then be reserved. You can book as an individual or as a group.
Do it now!
The event begins on Saturday morning at 9:00am sharp with a welcome to country, and ends at 1pm on Sunday. You will be able to join us anytime on the Friday night from 2pm onwards.
The days are packed full of presentations and discussions that will stretch your knowledge of Playwork and enhance your practice using this approach, so be preapred for very full days.
You will really need the Wicker Man celebration by the end of Saturday!
A private, top secret squirrel Top Secret Facebook Group has been set up to keep up with the latest news and information on the event. You should go and join it. BUT, only people booked into the event can join so grab your tickets first.
Please spread the news about this event to your networks and colleagues. The last Playwork Gathering was great fun and really successful.
If you have questions yourself, contact us by email [Email] or PM on the Facebook Group page.
This is going to be good!
Marc Armitage is a consultant, researcher and writer in play, playing and playwork. He has been a profesional Playworker for more than thirty-years and freelance since 1989.
He regularly travels the world speaking to groups of professionals from a broad spectrum of work sectors in the children and young peoples workforce including playworkers, early educators, primary and secondary school teachers, out-of-school people, parks and playground designers, politicians, policy makers and many others.
He also spends a lot of time talking with children. With. That's the key word.
“In play a child always behaves beyond his avarage age, above his daly behaviour. In play it is as though he were a head taller than himself.”
Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934)
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