RISK TAKING IN PLAY – IT’S TOO DANGEROUS NOT TO!
Date(s) - Feb 22, 2020
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Risk-taking provides some of life’s most thrilling, most empowering, most educational experiences, and is an innate part of children’s play. Coming from a play-work perspective this interactive workshop will look at how our risk-averse society has impacted children and childhoods, including our own personal comfort levels. Through group exercises and discussion participants will take practical steps, including using a risk-benefit assessment tool, to identify where and how children in their care can test their physical and emotional limits, while reducing the likelihood or severity of harm.
Early Childhood Professionals
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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Sophie Cooper started out over 20 years ago as a Play Ranger supporting inclusive play provision in South Wales. She went on to co-develop and deliver a ground-breaking play-work development course for Play Wales: 'Play-work Principles into Practice'. She has since worked internationally supporting child directed free play, she has a Masters' Degree in Community Education and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Youth and Community Work.