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Experiences Stories

Playing Naturally

"Wow, I never imagined this was here" exclaimed an amazed mum as she and her children poked their heads around the gate of the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve on Middleton St, E2.   The Keep Playing team spent a lovely afternoon on 10th October i...
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October 15th 2014
A story by about Bethnal Green Nature Reserve in Middleton St. It is a 'Experiences' story.

Wheel Power

On 7th August the PATH playwork team spilled in to Victoria Park and blocked off a large section of the wide path leading to the Hub on the East side of the park, Ballons and bunting proclaimed that today we were running a roller disco and that for...
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October 15th 2014
A story by about Victoria Park in Roller Disco. It is a 'Experiences' story.

Hay Day Play Day

Ever since we visited the wonderful straw bale play session at Mudchute Park and Farm last year we've wanted run our own Hay Day. Mudchute kindly sold us some bales of hay (yes it's different to straw) and Timber Play loaned us a huge pile of their...
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September 24th 2014
A story by about the Playpod in Mile End Park. It is a 'Experiences' story.

Aqua SPLASH

We are changing our Olympic Park trip planned for this Thursday 21st. A new date will be displayed once confirmed. Some children have asked to go to the new olympic pool for an Aqua SPLASH session, we are taking bookings now and will do the trip on...
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August 19th 2014
A story by . It is a 'Experiences' story

Pedal Power

In March 2014 the Keep Playing team and some of our Play Champions spent a fun day at Weavers Adventure Playground building a pedal powered kit with the help of the marvellous people at Electric pedals.  See here for a short film of ...
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June 30th 2014
A story by Eleanor Image about Pedal generators in Tower Hamlets. It is a 'Experiences' story.

Playable space

Tower Hamlets has always been a changing place and will continue to be so with new housing being built around the borough. People need green spaces too, evidence shows having a connection to nature is good for our well being and there is lots of re...
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February 18th 2014
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Experiences' story
This story is related to Tower Hamlets Homes.

Explore

Keep Playing Saturdays It's that time of year again winter has properly arrived, it's cold and gets dark early, so what do we do?! Wrap up, buy some magic gloves (they really are magic) enjoy lights shining in the dark evenings and find new way...
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December 6th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Experiences' story

Pedal Cinema

The Keep Playing Play Champions proved themselves to be fun loving and fit in October when many attended a Cycle Cinema event organised by the Keep Playing team and hosted by Ben Jonson school. Over fifty young people joined the team for an evening...
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November 4th 2013
A story by about the hall in Ben Jonson School. It is a 'Experiences' story.

Pizza club

Canal Club Community Garden have built a clay oven with help from local young person Gabrielle, in August we were invited to come and test it out and have a go at making pizza's. Children got adventurous with the ingredients trying herbs and t...
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September 17th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Experiences' story

To row or pedalo that is the question

''Which is more fun, which is faster, is it hard to row?'' Just a few questions Junior Play Champions had asked about the boats on the boating lake in Victoria Park. The only way to find out was to have a go and we had twice as much fun thanks to t...
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September 4th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about boating lake in Victoria Park. It is a 'Experiences' story.
This story is related to Southern Housing .

Play Events: John Scurr Community Centre's Big Paint Project

The first day of August was a lovely day for John Scurr Community Centre's children. Boushara, a volunteer from this centre organised a fantastic day for the kids.  At ten in the morning was everything prepared to start having fun! They had ev...
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August 5th 2013
A story by Clara Lopez Torres about John Scurr Community Centre. It is a 'Experiences' story

Keep Playing go camping at Suntrap

Play Association Tower Hamlets used to run summer camps at Lambourne End where different projects could go and stay for a few days. Since these have got harder to fund it doesn't mean we don't want to do them. Children have been asking to go campin...
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July 18th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about Epping Forest. It is a 'Experiences' story

Go Go Go Karts

Sunday saw the children from Dunmore Hut and Weavers Adventure Playground take part in the London Play Go Kart Grand Prix. The track was more bumpy and grassy  than is seen at Silverstone but the fun is shining through on all the photos. Tower...
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June 17th 2013
A story by about Mudchute Park and Farm in the Isle of Dogs. It is a 'Experiences' story.

Archikids

Open City Archikids Festival 2013 Friday 17th - Sunday 19th May A weekend of activities encouraging families to explore the City of London. Build a giant cardboard city, play with shadows and puppets, make mazes with string, whizz round Broadga...
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May 9th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about City of London. It is a 'Experiences' story

Do You Love Outdoor Play

In order to Keep Playing it's essential to Love Outdoor Play. This short animation by Play England gives you loads of great reasons why you should play outside as well as some good facts to impress adults with...       ...
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April 29th 2013
A story by about outdoor play in across the country. It is a 'Experiences' story.

Back to School

The half term holiday is over already.  Which is good news for me as I'll be back in Bethnal Green Academy this Wednesday making ceramic holly leaves with a wonderful class of artists in year 7. The young artists have observed a...
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February 25th 2013
A story by about Yr 7 Art Class in Bethnal Green Academy. It is a 'Experiences' story.

Keep Playing in the snow

Keep Playing in the snow all weekend! Weavers Fields is busy with snowball fights and sledges have fun and keep warm wherever you are playing ...
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January 18th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about Weavers Fields. It is a 'Experiences' story

Keep Playing over Christmas 2012

Wednesday December 19th 2012 It's very dark outside and pouring with rain as I approach The Hut. The Hut is light and bright with a golden decoration at the doors. Inside the atmosphere is playful and festive, children are painting, making clay...
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December 20th 2012
A story by Eleanor Image about The Hut. It is a 'Experiences' story

Is it a game of Mummies or Mummy's?

Autumn event at Wellington estate Tower Hamlets Homes youth ambassador and Play Champion Gabrielle got in touch with the Keep Playing team to ask for some help organising planning a half term playful event. Autumn is changing to winter the cloc...
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October 30th 2012
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Experiences' story
This story is related to Tower Hamlets Homes.

Little Changes

It took the two corporate volunteers some time to assemble the little wooden sandpit. In fact some hours. Finally the young women stood back, brushed themselves down and posed with huge proud smiles by the play equipment they had made, on their ow...
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October 9th 2012
A story by about the residents garden in Adelina Grove. It is a 'Experiences' story.

Ready for a water fight

Finally summer is here and there has been a fantastic explosion of water play. Anisa, Rumina, Prima and Tahmina brought out this water gun that gives out much more power than the origami water bombs! Prepare to get soaked. ...
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August 2nd 2012
A story by Eleanor Image about Fieldgate estate. It is a 'Experiences' story
This story is related to Southern Housing .

Hanging out in hammocks

After playing hard on a hot day there is nothing nicer than to hang out and relax. All the play sessions PATH do are in spaces outdoors on estates so we need to provide all the resources to create a playful environment offering children a range of diff...
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July 31st 2012
A story by Eleanor Image about Whitechapel. It is a 'Experiences' story
This story is related to Southern Housing .

An Evening in the Trees

There is something wonderful about a summer evening, calm descends and we all slow down, a perfect time to spend in the trees. On Thursday 19th July Keep Playing joined forces with Mudchute Park and Farm to try out an evening event for lo...
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July 26th 2012
A story by suzannah walker about the wooded area behind the nursery in Mudchute Park and Farm. It is a 'Experiences' story.

Arnold Circus Olympicnic

"A  day of discovery and delight"  enthused an attendee of the Arnold Circus Olympicnic event on Sunday 9th July. And we can't disagree with that. The event was a total treat and a real credit to the organisers, Friends of Arnold Cir...
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July 13th 2012
A story by about the Bandstand in Arnold Circus. It is a 'Experiences' story.

Silly Olympics Equestrian Trial

The sun had shone all day. It was 3.30pm and no sign of a rain cloud. The Keep Playing team were all prepared for Silly Olympics in Weavers Fields, grass skis, hula hoops, kit to make horses and origami water bombs were out and ready in anticipation fo...
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July 13th 2012
A story by about Trailblazers After School Club in Weavers Fields. It is a 'Experiences' story.

Being a playworker

Being a playworker is pretty much a dream job. Every day is different, the weather, the interaction with people and and the different activities that happen when children come out to play, no day is ever boring. If i am feeling glum before work I a...
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June 21st 2012
A story by Kitty about Tower Hamlets. It is a 'Experiences' story

Laugh your head off at the Idea Store Bow

Q - What is hairy and scary and wears knickers on its head? A - An underwear wolf Q - Why shouldn't you tell a joke to an easter egg? A - Because it might crack up Q - What's the best way to make pants last? A - Make the vests first...
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March 22nd 2012
A story by Jahir, Tanvir and Fahim about Children's section in Idea Store Bow. It is a 'Experiences' story.

Santa is coming to town

Message from Santa - I support children's right to play and like to think that children are playing every day either with new presents from me or the boxes they came in Keep Playing everyone         ...
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December 20th 2011
A story by Santa Claus. It is a 'Experiences' story

Local Hero

Margaret Cox was one of this projects first Play Champions, she is a real organiser and has been a champion for play in her area long before the Keep Playing project started. PATH has a weekly play session on her estate in Bethnal Green, Margaret has a...
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December 9th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image about More play sessions. It is a 'Experiences' story
This story is related to Tower Hamlets Homes.

Autumn fun

This time of year fills me with dread as I wonder how to entertain my very active 3-year old once the sun goes down (in the afternoon!). There are loads of indoor activities, but sometimes he really needs to let off steam outdoors. Having enjoyed a...
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December 7th 2011
A story by Yuki Finch about Shacklewell Street Garden. It is a 'Experiences' story

Fire with the Under Fives

Dusk and then dark descended swiftly in the Shacklewell Street Garden. A group of adults and unders fives could be seen drinking hot chocolate and huddling over some tiny fires whilst the smell of bread cooking drifted on to the street to the occas...
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November 30th 2011
A story by about the garden in Shacklewell Street Garden. It is a 'Experiences' story.

More Play Champions at Ben Jonson School

Eleanor and Suzannah went back to Ben Jonson School to see how the Junior Play Champions are getting on. They have remembered some games and have found more children who want to play. We took the ring of play ideas and challenged the children to fi...
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November 15th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image about Ben Jonson School. It is a 'Experiences' story

Can we do something for bonfire night

We have a weekly play session in the blocks around the Boundary estate one of ther Mums with 3 small children asked ''can we do something for bonfire night?'' we agreed to ask other residents and the housing officer about a small fire and some sparkler...
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November 9th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image about Boundary estate. It is a 'Experiences' story
This story is related to Tower Hamlets Homes.

Charlies story

I'm Charlie and I'm 13 I come to Weavers to do back flips with James, Conor and Aaron I just like to be with my friends we made a video you can watch. Go to stories about places and follow the vimeo link ...
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October 19th 2011
A story by Charlie Ayton about Weavers Adventure Playground. It is a 'Experiences' story

Conors story

Hi I'm Conor, I'm 12 and I come to Weavers Adventure Playground every day if I wasn't here I'd have nothing to do, I'd just get bored and be in playing xbox. So I come here I meet my friends and we practice flips and free running. Me and my friend ...
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October 19th 2011
A story by Conor Caruna about Weavers Adventure Playground. It is a 'Experiences' story

What does a Play Champion do?

I went to visit a play session at Eric Street to talk to some parents and children about being Play Champions. "What would I have to do?" asked Ruhela " would I have to go to meetings? " As a Mum with young children going to meetings that are often at ...
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October 19th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image about Eric Street. It is a 'Experiences' story
This story is related to East End Homes.

A family of Play Champions

Salome and her daughters Gloria and Diane are a family of Play Champions. They live in the block opposite Eric Street play space and they all really appreciate having a green space they can play on. Salome said "the green space was a dog toilet bef...
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October 18th 2011
A story by about Eric Street. It is a 'Experiences' story
This story is related to East End Homes.

Are chalk drawings anti social behaviour?

We have been running play sessions on the Boundary estate since March 2011 some of the courtyards are car free and great places to play. Children meet up and ride their bikes and scooters here. Once a week Playworkers bring extra resources to extend th...
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October 14th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image about Boundary estate. It is a 'Experiences' story
This story is related to Tower Hamlets Homes.

Eric Street Play Champion

Tania was happy to be a Play Champion and tell us this story We love this space it has made all the difference to us and our kids. I know some people were against it but at a police meeting I was at last week they agreed there had been no more trou...
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October 14th 2011
A story by about Eric Street. It is a 'Experiences' story
This story is related to East End Homes.

We take turns having each others kids

I've got two boys who need to be out playing. For a lot of the last summer holidays it was Ramadan so me and some other neighbours were fasting, the children still need to be out, its thier summer holidays from school. My neighbours and I took turns ta...
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October 12th 2011
A story by Majeda Begum. It is a 'Experiences' story
This story is related to Tower Hamlets Homes.

I like the kids playing out on my estate

Sean works as a Park Ranger in Mile End Children's Park, he has done Playwork training and helps out at the play events and other playful things that Mile End Park puts on for children from big annual events like Halloween and National Playday to arran...
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October 10th 2011
A story by Sean Thomas-Stewart about Tower Hamlets. It is a 'Experiences' story

Muna wants her children to play out

Muna has been bringing her children to the PATH Keep Playing play sessions on St Georges estate throughout the summer of 2011. Originally from Somalia, Muna says that she likes to come to St Georges because it is a lovely garden and that it reminds her...
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October 10th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image about PATH play session in St Georges Estate. It is a 'Experiences' story.
This story is related to Tower Hamlets Community Housing.

A real Play Champion

Margaret has lived on Hollybush and Teesdale estate since she was a child and is now a really active and inspiring member of their Tenants and Residents Association. Margaret has worked with different departments in London Borough of Tower Hamlets Coun...
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October 10th 2011
A story by Margaret Cox about Hollybush and Teesdale estate. It is a 'Experiences' story
This story is related to Tower Hamlets Homes.

Michael's Story

Here's a glimpse at two of our first Junior Play Champions, Michael and Alfie. These lads care so much about where they play that they walked (and ran) 11 times around Weavers Fields to raise funds to keep Weavers Adventure Playground open. ...
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September 27th 2011
A story by . It is a 'Experiences' story

Alfie's Story

Here's a glimpse at two of our first Junior Play Champions, Michael and Alfie. These lads care so much about where they play that they walked (and ran) 11 times around Weavers Fields to raise funds to keep Weavers Adventure Playground open. ...
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September 27th 2011
A story by Alfie Hatch. It is a 'Experiences' story