developing playwork practice
The PARS training I attended was a wonderful experience. I came away with a whole different perspective on working with children.
Kerry Smith, Brisbane, Australia
I would highly recommend PARS training to anyone who wants to learn more about children and why play is such an important thing in children's and, in fact, in everybody's life.
Cam Cheung, Hong Kong
PARS really supported the ethos of our out of school club which focuses on allowing children to play, take risk and develop freely with little adult input. As a forest school level 3 practitioner I feel this also helped me with forest school sessions, my work in EYFS and gave me the confidence to talk to parents, carers and teachers about the benefits of play.
Adam Smart, Cambridge, UK
PARS is the first ever model of playwork practice, grounded in the original philosophy of the adventure playground pioneers. PARS Training is playwork training with a difference: it enables playwork practitioners working in any setting to articulate, develop and evaluate their practice. PARS Training enables playwork practitioners to explain how and why their practice differs from other approaches to working with children.
PARS Training is currently available in China and South East Asia through our licensed PARS Trainers. Contact us for more information about the current training programme for kindergarten teachers in Hong Kong or to arrange PARS training in your area.
Read more about PARS in an interview with Shelly Newstead, founder of PARS playwork practice, published in leading Hong Kong magazine Ming Pao
Shelly will be delivering three PARS MasterClasses:
Hong Kong - 30 November - 2nd December 2017
Shanghai - 7 - 9 December 2017
Cambridge, UK - 20 January, 27th January, 3rd February 2018
Contact us for more details.