Hi, my name is Jonny. I grew up in Wales in the 1980’s/90’s. Back then children had the kind of time, space and permission to play that can’t be taken for granted these days.
I believe that play is vastly undervalued in today’s society. I want to help create rich play opportunities for children through provision and advocacy. I also want to inspire professionals to implement a child-centred approach to play.
I have worked with children across three continents, and I have two of my own. I am a qualified teacher, playworker, and playwork trainer and assessor. I am also currently undertaking PhD research into children’s play opportunities in communities in Western Australia (WA).
Sarah Welsford, Teacher at Cottesloe Primary School.
Yesterday, we completed a “Magnificent Memories” activity, where the students in my class had to write parts of our year that they have loved the most. About 80% of the class wrote the “Loose Parts incursion” as their favourite school event for the year, which was so lovely to hear.