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Co-producing a play space – action research report

Co-producing a play space: reading playwork stories, practices and artefacts on an adventure playground, by Stuart Lester, John Fitzpatrick and Wendy Russell. This action research project looked at the ways in which playwork practitioners at Homerton Grove make sense and give

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Half Term Holidays at Homerton Grove & Clapton Park

If you are aged 6 to 15 why not come and join us over half term to play, meet friends, make things and have fun. Both Homerton Grove Adventure Playground and Clapton Park Play & Youth Project will be open

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HPA wins national award for inspirational playwork training

  Hackney Play Association (HPA) has won the Training Provider of the Year Award at the National Playwork Conference 2015. The East London-based charity provides training and professional development opportunities for people who support children’s play, including playworkers, children’s centre

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Easter Holiday Playscheme at Clapton Park & Homerton Grove

Come and join in the fun at Homerton Grove Adventure Playground & Clapton Park Play and Youth Project this Easter. Both playschemes will be open from Monday 30th April to Friday 10th April from 10.30am to 5.30pm (closed on Friday

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Play streets boost children’s activity and improves sense of community – with minimal impact on traffic

A pioneering Hackney project to get children playing outside in the streets and estates where they live has reached more than 1,600 youngsters and led to thousands of hours of active play, an independent report by a children’s play expert

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Book NOW for Playwork and First Aid courses

Paediatric First Aid There are still a few places left on the next two-day Paediatric First Aid course – taking place on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th March 2015 at Hackney Play Association in Wardle Street, E9. Pathways in Playwork This is an introductory course

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February half term at Homerton Grove and Clapton Park

Homerton Grove Adventure Playground and Clapton Park Play and Youth Project are open during February half term week. Both sites are open Monday – Friday: 10.30am – 5.30pm and Homerton Grove is also open on Saturdays: 12-4pm. We are closed on Sundays. In

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New Hackney Play Streets film

An inspiring short film promoting Hackney’s project to enable children to play on the streets outside their homes and schools has been launched. The three-minute film, commissioned by Hackney Council in partnership with Hackney Play Association, documents all the fun and thrills

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Autumn/Winter Opening at Homerton Grove

  Opening Hours Autumn term time opening throughout September to 24th October:  Open Tuesday to Friday 3.30 – 7pm and Saturdays from 12 – 5pm. October half term holiday, Monday 27th October to Friday 31st October: Open Monday to Friday 10.30am – 5.30pm

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Hackney Energy party at Homerton Grove

**HALF TERM –  Solar Panel making workshop for children and parents on Friday 20th February 2015 from 12.30-4.30pm.** To celebrate Community Energy Fortnight, Hackney Energy will be hosting a solar celebration in Homerton Grove Adventure Playground on Saturday 20 September

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