[Orinoco] October news from Orinoco
jon at oxorinoco.org
Fri Oct 1 17:31:59 BST 2010
New stock in store
We've just taken delivery of lots of great new stock,
including sticky foam discs, wooden discs, fine green netting, sticky white
foam dots, spindles, sheets of thin foam in various colours, green spongey
strips, green plastic webbing, big hollow plastic tubing, small silver plastic
shower tubing, plastic corks, pampering kits, lots of strips of white and
coloured paper, and lots more.
Go to www.oxorinoco.org and click on Gallery at the top of
the page. The new pictures are in the folder labelled ‘New stock 1st October
If you're particularly interested in something, you may want
to call us on 01865-761113 before you set out, as some items sell out very
quickly, and we wouldn't want you to waste a journey. However, half the
fun of a scrapstore is browsing and finding what you find.
Swap shop - Saturday 9th October
from 11am to 2pm
Bring along any unwanted items and/or take away someone else’s
Come along to a
FREE introduction course in playwork being run by Play Barton. This is a three-hour
introduction to playwork delivered by the Oxfordshire Play Association. It's
perfect for mums, dads, grandparents, carers and anyone interested in developing
a career in playwork.
about play theory and practice, plus pick up new tricks and play tipsThursday
28th October 2010 from 10am to 1pm at Barton Neighbourhood Centre,
Underhill Circus, BartonCrèche
and child care places are availableFor
Mums, dads and grandparents or those who want to pursue a career in
out about further training and job opportunitiesOnly
20 free spaces available, so book NOW!
To find out more
or to book a place, contact Howie Watkins – howie at playbarton.org.uk
at Play Barton on 01865 765872 / 07825 105470.
Download a flyer
and stick it on a wall: http://tinyurl.com/oxonplay-100905
There are vacancies for part-time playworkers at
the Play Barton Adventure Playground in Barton, Oxford. Milton Keynes Play Association is
looking for at least one part-time play worker and are always keen to hear from
people with experience and qualifications looking for sessional work. This is a
rolling recruitment, so if you are interested in using your playwork
qualifications (or getting some) please contact CJ at Milton Keynes Play
Association for a chat, a full job description and a person specification.
Oxfordshire Playful Communities Grants
As part of the
‘Oxfordshire Playful Communities’ project the Oxfordshire Play Association
(OPA) has new small grants available for rural communities to run play events
for children and young people aged 0–19 years. The funding is from RASP
(Rural Access to Services Programme) and will be managed by OPA.
Groups can apply
any time until 31st March 2011 for grants from £50 to £300. Successful
groups will also receive support from Jane Gallagher, OPA’s Play Development
Officer, and a toolkit of ideas for running a successful event.
You might consider running a weekend, afterschool
or holiday scrap workshop for your community. If you are
considering applying for funds to book Orinoco
to work with your community, here are some guideline costs:
Orinoco Scrapmobile visits start at £50, art workshops and training
event support start at £200. Other services on application.
If you would
like any further information about this or any other aspect of play for ages 0–19
in Oxfordshire, contact Jane Gallagher - jane.gallagher at oxonplay.org.uk
- at the OPA on 01865-779474. Website address: www.oxonplay.org.uk
That's all for now.
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