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Posted by: CircusWorks
Posted on: Mar. 01, 2021
Category: Conference/Convention
Type: Online
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Back by popular demand! We have some fantastic workshops and discussions coming up in our first event back of 2021.
If you haven't been before- welcome! We have an amazing community of people and you will love the buzz of he event. If you are one of our regulars, welcome back, we've missed you!
This is our spring get together so bring daffodils!

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There are growing numbers of us who are deeply concerned that as we recover from the effects of the pandemic that children’s right to play will not be given the importance it deserves. Much of the media attention seems to focus on children catching up academically but there seems to be no clear plan as to how children catch up with each other socially, regain lost confidence, adapt their physical skills and work through the emotional impact the lockdown and pandemic. Fortunately children have a well evolved mechanism that can help with all of these things and it is PLAY!
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what play is
how we advocate for play to be a key part of the recovery plan for children
how the argument is supported by policy and research
how play and circus are linked.
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Timezone: Greenwich Mean Time (Lisbon, London)
Languages: English Online event URL:

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