July 2012: Another partnership during the same period was established with the Friends of Fortune Street Park in Islington where we supported the delivering of outdoor play opportunities in their local open space. The aim was utilise the natural elements of the open space, and through the use of low cost, simple everyday objects we wanted to provide a stimulating play environment for local children and young people. The teepee building was a great success and highlighted the simple enjoyments of creating something from nothing.
As additions to the well-established community groups our project is already supporting, the Friends of Fortune Street Park in Islington and Mudchute Farm in Tower Hamlets recently held a large community day to generate voluntary support for a more regular programme of play opportunities.
Tipis were the theme of day from London Play which were incredibly popular with the local children. A parent remarked: “This is so amazing, it’s exactly what children need more of these days.”