Together, they explored ways to build a range of wooden structures using a variety of materials. Time was taken to consider impacts of learning and wider skills development that would result whilst learners took part in building their own structures and then incorporated them in their play.
As risk management is an essential part of facilitating risky play, the group discussed the dynamic nature of successful risk benefit assessments.
Donna Squirrel, from Branching Out Learning said “We’ve really enjoyed a fabulous course today, funded by OLW. Lots of ideas for developing the use of structures and great discussions about risk benefits and dynamic risk assessments.”
Everyone left the training day tired, enthused and more confident about the benefits of risky play and
keen to embed their learning into their delivery with the children and young people they work with.