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17-27 September 2020

MakerFutures: Adventures in Sustainable Play

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The project

Through this exciting blend of theatre and technology, children and families can create their own adventures.

Researchers from our innovative School of Education collaborated with award-winning theatre company Khayaal to create this digital theatre experience, which combines storytelling expertise with innovative research on the role of play in children’s education.

Khayaal were brilliant at helping us to develop ideas for a play-based event and rose to the challenge of creating a range of dynamic digital content.

Dr Yinka Olusoga

The activity

We want you and your family to have your own play adventure. We will send you a FREE maker kit with resources to support making and play.

The bits in the kit will help you to use things around your home, such as old cardboard or recycling to make costumes, props and models that you might want to include in your adventure.

A Minecraft sword or a rocket to fly to the moon? A fancy light-up hat or a secret garden for your pet snail! It is your adventure, so you can do what you like. We will provide you with some videos to help you make some things that you might want to include in your adventure.

Access to the ‘How To’ videos are via our online portal through an app called Flipgrid. You will have an opportunity to share what you are making using the portal. In the meantime start collecting old bits of card, old toys and other useful bits and bobs you could use in your adventure playtime.

The Team

  • To read more on Dr Alison Buxton’s work, visit their staff page or follow her on Twitter @MakerEdUK

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