PAUSE, REWIND AND PLAY

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, this project looks at the history of playground games in Barking & Dagenham. Between September and December 2013 we ran weekly workshops in Dagenham Library for children aged 5-10 years and their parents, finding out more about playground games and how to play them. In the Spring Term we teamed up with Eastside Community Heritage to deliver a series of workshops in two local primary schools, Hunters Hall Primary (Dagenham) and Manor Juniors (Barking). After a couple of sessions developing their archival and oral history interviewing skills, the children invited family and friends into the school to be interviewed about their favourite playground games. We made a short film about the project, and have completed learning packs for schools which are now available. To request a pack or the film email miles@greenshoesarts.com .

We know that being involved with the arts as a participant or as a viewer can have a profound effect on people's lives; whether it is running a film project for young people at risk of exclusion or giving adults with learning difficulties the chance to create stories and perform in front of an audience, we know that life is made more enjoyable and rewarding when we spend time doing something creative with a group of friends, old and new.If you believe the arts are as important as we do, please consider making a small donation. We appreciate your continued support!

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