Sunday, 30 December 2012

A Wonderful Pop-Up Year

By Zan

At the end of every year, the holiday festivities always gives us a moment to look back on the last 12 months and reflect. For Pop-Up Adventure Play, this really has been some year!

In the US: 
We did training in Largo, Florida which amounted to a city-wide play day! We've also done lots of little play events across the country including places like in New York and in Boston. We can't forget that we popped up in MoMA and became an art installation for a day! We've also made lots of friends in the US and have encouraged others to go advocate for play in their own way.

In the UK:
We set up our Pop-Up Adventure Play (UK) charity and have begun fund raising. We also ran very successful Pop-Up Play Shops in Cardiff and in Paignton. Around the UK we also did Mini Pop-Ups to celebrate various occasions like Sports Relief and the Queen's Jubilee! Oh, and have we mentioned we might be in a book? More to come soon!

Our Global Network:
As the importance of play is spread across the world, so too is the name of Pop-Up Adventure Play. By the time Morgan came back from a training week in Belgium we had gained contacts in Costa Rica, Colombia, Egypt, Turkey, Italy, Mexico, Tanzania and Canada, as well as Belgium, UK and US of course. For us, this is completely amazing - our little organisation is only beginning to find our feet and people are already helping us to run! We can't be thankful enough!

We really was a great year for us at Pop-Up Adventure Play. We thank each and every one of you for your encouragement and support as we ready ourselves for another wonderful Pop-Up year.

Happy New Year from Team Pop-Up Adventure Play. And the two little people in a box.

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