Changing the city, one playground at a time
For people within the community (business and society) to work together to develop and build sustainable playgrounds in derelict areas. This can be outside spaces and even indoor buildings.
-Utilising spaces that previously would have been used for unsociable behaviour and crime. Providing a safer and greener Bristol.
-Planning to meet needs of future generations, through developing and using skills in young people, particularly in disadvantaged areas.
-Significant evidence and examples that demonstrate children’s development enhanced and nurtured through playing. Children in all communities need to play. However in disadvantaged. lower income communities, need for ‘free’ and accessible means of playing and developing skills is more critical. Community playground will provide this.
-To be used by young children and youth in all areas in city, through adopting inclusive design methods.
-To be developed by people from a range of sectors within the society-businesses, youth and children, students of all ages and people living within community. Through grass root development within community, as people within community take ownership of playground development, they are more likely to make effort to sustain it.
-Playground to be built across each Bristol neighbourhood partnership. To be developed and built for use during Bristol 2015 green capital as flagship project of our green city.
-To be sustained by funding from businesses, UK technology grants, and possibly crowd funding.
-Through creating network of skills and knowledge transfer, people and organisations can work more effectively together and change generation through play and further ideas that develop from network built.
Business in the society
-To be funded by businesses within Bristol, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives or corporate philanthropy. Businesses to commit to fund certain amount towards project over 2-5 year timeframe,
-Provide opportunities for businesses to develop and network with each other during volunteer days.
-Champion business to lead development for each Playground, working with neighbourhood partnership.
-Powered by volunteers-people residing in local community, university students, higher education students and businesses to work together to design playground.
-Collaboration with existing organisations such as play for England and street games, which have experience in play and game development. Also utilising knowledge of local Bristol based voluntary organisations such as young Bristol and urban pursuit.
Play and skills development
-To utilise Bristol’s great experience in play and development to create play areas that our tailored to needs of individual community.
-To provide areas for games and creative learning. Areas where organisations such as @Bristol and national trust to implement educational activities.
-Skills transfer from businesses to youth responsible for development of playground. Mentoring and teaching skills to people within community.
Opportunities for all
-To be inclusive e.g. provide sensory areas for children with disabilities.
-To provide play areas that meet interest of both girls and boys.
Inclusive and sustainable design
-Use combination of artisan/traditional manufacturing methods and innovative technology and materials. Areas, which Bristol has vast amount of experience in.
-To integrate renewable technology into playground areas, such as lights and music systems powered by mechanical energy from roundabouts children play on.
-To use recycled materials-each playground to have at least one activity or structure made out of recycled materials.
-Sharing playground ideas and stories on a digital platform. Creating live digital hub and using social media to track what is carried out and developed in different playgrounds.
-Promotes sharing of ideas and use of digital platforms. Digital hub can be created using platforms already developed within Bristol.
-Using play deas developed by children in primary and secondary schools.
Why the contribution is important
Because collectively we can make lasting difference to a generation.
-Through using playground as a means of community development, address a variety of existing social, economic environmental issues in our city.
-Through playground development and usage, we are planning ahead to meet needs of future generations. As playground will develop skills of young people and raise their aspirations, particularly in disadvantaged areas. This will effectively reduce the number of adults in future generations who are unemployed, uneducated and living in poverty or crime. In doing so, also reduce future costs to the economy to provide for people in these situations.
-Through utilising community to mobilise change, will help remove barriers to change.
-Creates opportunities for entire community to get involved and inspires dreams and ideas.
Aligned with Bristol 2020 vision.
Address all four outcomes identified in destination Bristol 2020 plans (three actions within plan shared with Local Enterprise Partnership)
Outcome 3-Provides solution to Bristol 2020 plans to create a city of strong and safer communities, through providing; sustainable, cohesive community space. Strengthening volunteering in the community. Also promotes equality through neighbourhoods within the city.
Outcome 4-Planning ahead to meet needs of future generations. Addresses existing trends of with young people in community, such as disengagement, lack of aspirations and. Through providing them with opportunity to be involved in development and building of playground, effectively raising aspirations and achievements of children, young people and families within community. Individuals and communities encouraged and empowered to dream and aspire to do greater things, through creativity fostered while playing
Utilises businesses in city. Business able to volunteer time and skills as they engage in community project, but also provide funding to support development and build of playground. Utilises volunteers with community, through volunteering costs associated will be reduced
Combines existing social enterprise, businesses, social development and charitable organisations. Through collaborating, will work more efficiently and reduce cost associated with project.
To be sustained by funding from businesses, UK technology grants, and possibly crowd funding. Possible opportunity to use funding from existing wellbeing grants and community assets if playground meets neighbourhood needs.
Encourages the younger generation to share ideas and from groups they are typically disengaged with-the older generations and the more experienced people in businesses
Encourages and facilitates community that will take ownership of playground they have developed
Utilises existing expertise and experience within Bristol such as digital technology, sustainable use of materials and engineering. Utilises play projects and techniques available in Bristol such as the Bristol.
Encourages integration and address issues related to segregation in different areas of city, through sharing ideas with each other through digitally based forums.
Enables businesses to make a real and lasting change for employees and communities in 2014.
Harnesses creativity within our city in a fun, innovative and practical manner.
Through creating network of skills and knowledge transfer, people and organisations can work more effectively together and change generation.
Facilitates collaboration and integration between 14 neighbourhood partnerships
Meets global needs, everyone needs to play. Project is aligned with United Nations millennium development goals such as for child development and eradication of poverty.
Unlocking potential as skills are developed and transferred by individuals and businesses.
by user599955 on December 18, 2013 at 11:58PM