First ever PARS conference!

First ever PARS conference!

With over 800 PARS trainees around the world, we are very excited to be able to announce the first ever PARS Playwork Conference! On-line and international, this exciting new conference will showcase PARS practice from around the world and develop key elements of PARS theory and practice. Academics from around the world will present on different aspects of the PARS model, and PARS trainers and practitioners from around the globe will discuss how PARS is helping them to create time and space for kids to be kids. Interactive workshops and book launches will also be included.

The conference is open to anyone who is interested in finding out more about PARS playwork practice, as well as those who have already taken part in PARS training. The conference will run over a twelve hour period, from 8am – 8pm UK time.

Confirmed speakers so far….

Brian Ashley, Sweden – Memories of the early UK adventure playgrounds

Dr Jennifer Cartmel, Griffith University, Australia – Reflexive Practice

Martin van Rooijen, UvH University, The Netherlands – Influencing Factors on Risk-Taking

Dr Pete King, Swansea University, UK – The Play Cycle

Zheng Qian, Shanghai United Foundation, China – PARS in Mainland China

Professor John Wall, Rutgers University, USA – Childism

Ada Wong, Playright, Hong Kong – PARS in Hong Kong

Professor Rick Worch – Bowling Green University, USA – Action Research


A small fee will apply. More details to follow, but if you are interested please let us know and we will send you further information soon!