The child’s voice will be front and centre at the Childhood Summit.
Hear from the major stakeholder in this important conversation ‘Children’. Daily, children will inform us about what it means to be a child in the modern world.
BE WEARTHY, GET LOOSE - LOOSE PARTS POP UP PLAYGROUND
A super-fun installation at the Childhood Summit of play structures, natural objects, odds and ends and bits and pieces. A treasure trove of irresistible ‘stuff’ provoking creative, imaginative, social and collaborative play.
The Loose Parts Pop-Up Playground will be centerpiece of the Childhood Summit and constantly being used by children.
This installation will showcase the importance of play for children, and well as demonstrate the simplicity and power of outdoor free play in action. This play area will also act as the back-drop for action-based workshops and walk-shops for delegates.
The Loose Parts Playground is an incredibly generous collaboration between Wearthy, Camp Hill OSHC and Nature Play QLD and will smother the Childhood Summit in the JOY emanating from this area.
THOUGHT LEADER FORUMS
Facilitated by Leaders -
Expert Panelists -
High Audience Involvement -
Unpacking Cutting Edge Topics -
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SYMPOSIUM ON PLAY POLICY
Robyn Monro Miller
President of the International Play Association
Founder of Nature Play Australia and CEO of Nature Play WA
A facilitated in-depth exploration of what a play policy looks like, could include, is used for and could achieve, including possible steps for representing all the stakeholders, implementation, measurement and review.
Part of the Puzzle, Part of the Solution
CHILDHOOD IN PRACTICE WORKSHOPS & WALKSHOPS
Childhood in Practice Workshops:
Health - Madeline Avci
Environment - Dr. Karen Malone & Dr. Amy Cutter-Mackenzie
Community - Miranda Mason
Childhood In Practice Walkshops:
Education - Primary School - Anya Perkins
Infrastructure & Education - Adventurous Workshop on Play - Angus Gorrie and Lukas Ritson
Environment - Sam Crosby
Education - Early Childhood - Doug Fargher
HOT BUTTON DISCUSSION
Dr. Rachael Sharman
Senior Lecturer and Researcher in psychology, at the University of the Sunshine Coast
Author, Educator, Parenting and Resilience Specialist
This will be a robust dialogue, between the facilitators and the audience, centred on emergent issues facing modern children. This feature of the summit focuses on the tough conversations surrounding childhood.
The facilitators will endeavour to tackle the issues too-hot-to-handle and mostly avoided. While research will inform parts of this session, our stories, heart-felt experiences, honesty and bravery to speak-up will make this session powerful and thought provoking and potentially paradigm shifting.
Venture out into the community, immerse yourself in real stories, and be inspired by practical child-centered success.
Bus tours with professionals.
- Childhood In-Action - Primary School -
- Childhood In-Action - Early Childhood -
- Childhood In-Action - OSHC -
- Childhood In-Action - Nature Play Spaces -