Dr Pete King
Pete has a PhD in Childhood Studies and is currently the Programme Director for both the MA Childhood Studies and MA Developmental and Therapeutic Play Courses at Swansea University. Although Pete obtained his PGCE in 1996, his professional practice has been in play and playwork in both England and Wales in the statutory and third (voluntary) sectors as a playwork practitioner, manager and lecturer. Pete researches and teaches in Play Theory and Practice, Researching Childhood and Therapeutic Work with Children and his research has been published both nationally and internationally. His most recent research has been with Dr Shelly Newstead on playworkers understanding of the Play Cycle. The keynote will consider this research and a theoretical model on how the adult can support children's play. A book The Play Cycle: Theory, Research and Application by Pete King and Gordon Sturrock will be published by Routledge later this year.
All the workshops are practical and skills based so that participants had ideas to take back to their settings. Where possible we base workshops in an outdoor environment.
Ninjas Weapons and War - Miss Elvy's Curious School of the Wild
MASK MAKING - Kathy Kelly
MINDFULNESS - Louisa