Say & Play

I spent much of today sorting out final arrangements with schools in Lambeth for the upcoming Say&Play events that will take place across the area in coming months. The idea of this project is to work with community hubs (in this case, five schools – four primary and one secondary) in order to host a fun day where the whole family can come along and enjoy various free events – the involvement and consultation element is an optional extra.

The first event which is taking place this Saturday is hosted by Immanuel and St Andrew primary school and has a sport relief theme – (here’s hoping for sunshine!)

The way Say&Play works is based around a number of drop in processes running in amongst the refreshments and face-painting that are very low-barrier in terms of avoiding form-filling or reading. Participants can join in on a number of levels – choosing the ways in which they feel most comfortable to engage. We hope that by using this way of consulting that we’ll reach a group of people who wouldn’t normally get engaged with the rigid format of a traditional consultation.

More details available here.

If you’re really interested to learn more about the detail – let me know, and of course watch this space for further updates!

:)

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3 Comments

  1. good luck!

    Fun Days are one of the most popular projects that young people organise on our courses (2nd after campaigning).

    Theres a really good group in Bolton called the Wellfield Project who have organised a couple of really good fundays in their area – including one a couple of years ago where they undertook consultations during the day.

    They won a local award for it – details here:
    http://www.boltonathome.org.uk/content/news/Customers_take_centre_stage.htm

    If you want to contact them you can find their contact details on this page:

    http://local.gov.uk/default.asp?sID=11&qt=bolton&mt=0&to=0&sr=80&hs=0&sb=1&ha=324&nh=10&sc=lga&cs=

    (Christine Partington) – Chris isn’t too web savvy though so if you want her phone number instead let me know

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