Play activity sessions, remembering our childhood games

Five week workshop with St Catherine's Hospice in Crawley Winter 2008

By John Cheves

Between October and November 2008, WRVS Heritage Plus in Crawley put on a five week long workshop activity for people at St Catherine's Hospice in Crawley. They met with artist Jo Harrison to explore the world of play, toys and childhood games through reminiscence, group discussions, games and craft activities.

Everyone seemed very keen to share these almost entirely fond memories and people still had the knack of playing games they had played when they were very small. Songs, school yard activities and mischief were recalled and shared. The atmosphere of the group was playful, a lot of fun and very productive.

The photographs below show the participants enjoying the activitites they took part in.

To read everyone's memories of the games, toys and activities of their childhood please click here.

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Cutouts

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

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Bubbles

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

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Games

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

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Sparklers

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

Photo:The group all together

The group all together

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

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