Friday, April 24, 2009

New Cross play worker wins award

Hanneke Nicholson has been working at Somerville Adventure Playground in New Cross for the past 30 years and has just received London Play's 2009 award for Lifetime in Play. Hanneke and other staff and volunteers have kept the playground going in the face of all kinds of adversity (not least shoestring funding), offering that seemingly rare experience of exciting outdoor play.

The playground - situated opposite the Montague Arms is open most afternoons after school for children from 5 to 16.

Read an interview with Hanneke in Children and Young People Now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's pretty impressive. We are hopefully getting an adventure playground in Ladywell Fields this summer, planning permission pending.