Halloween at the Play Lab

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We had a spooky half-term with the children at the Play Lab.  Alongside making digital pumpkins and decorating the Haunted House (with augmented zombies and frightening screams), we had the children show us how they might play with some prototypes.  Thanks, everyone, for a lively week and great...

Materials from our Play Workshops

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We have been working on materials for our first playing out workshops.  The poster-sized map has been designed to suggest it can be drawn on/coloured in, and plenty of white space has been left surrounding the map.  It is hoped that participants will draw and write on the map as a response to questions about playing in the surrounding area.  The A5 cards will be used to focus on something in the area the kids play at, they will be asked to draw a symbol or picture representing this.  Once they have done this, the coloured cardholders can then...

Introductory Workshops at Cedarwood Trust

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The introductory workshops were an oppurtunity to work with the Cedarwood Trust team and try out digital technologies for the first time. The workshops involved children from ages 5-12 and were delivered across the summer holiday. To fit in with the way Cedarwood Trust organise their days these workshops ran from 10am until 3pm in the afternoon. They were organised around excited themes. Plant and Grow Children worked in pairs to decorate their plant pot and put a plant in the pot. Then, the children were introduced to the concept of electric circuit. They were to complete a soft circuit with copper tape and used their plant...