Risk-taking in play: It’s too dangerous not to!
Date(s) - Apr 10, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Risk-taking provides some of life’s most thrilling, empowering and 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.
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Sophie Cooper has 20 years’ experience in child-directed free play and in play-work training for adults. Sophie started out as a play ranger supporting inclusive play provision in South Wales and went on to co-develop and deliver a ground-breaking play-work development course for Play Wales: ‘Play-work Principles into Practice’. She is a qualified play-worker and play-work trainer with a Forest School Level 1, a Masters’ Degree in Community Education and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Youth and Community Work. Sophie currently lives in North Vancouver with her husband and 10-year old son and works with adults building capacity for rights respecting, participatory and playful ways of working with children and youth.