The Neighbourhood Play Project is now available to rent!
After a successful premiere of The Neighbourhood Play Project at the Childhood Summit 2019, we want to spread the importance of neighbourhood play as far as we can. We discuss the facts with thought-leaders in their field such as Dr. Rachel Sharman, we talk to the local parents about what might be the barriers to outside play, but most importantly we talk to the kids and let them lead their own adventure of neighbourhood exploration.
Follow the journey with us as we identify two wonderful families and their aim to bring back neighbourhood play for their kids. Watch as they overcome setbacks, conquer fears and make surprising discoveries as they rediscover neighbourhood play.
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We are currently working on ways to spread The Neighbourhood Play Project documentary! If you are a community group, education group, local council or just interested in learning from our findings, fill out the form below and register your interest. We'll be in touch shortly with ways that you can view.
This timely and important documentary is centered on two of our most precious resources.... our children and where we live.
It is no secret that over the past 30 years, childhood has drastically changed.
Children are quickly losing interest in a world beyond their front door. The way this generation plays is vastly different to their parents.
We went on a mission: to see if we could find families willing to go on a journey with us, to try to activate their neighbourhoods as places for children to play.
But is it possible in this modern world?
After months of planning, searching, connecting, playing and exploring this topic, and exploring many average Australian suburban neighbourhoods; after facing many challenges, having many tough conversations, and discovering hard hitting facts surrounding children's neighbourhood play, we have the answer.....
The Neighbourhood Play Project is a powerful, insightful, heart-aching, and unflinching examination of why neighbourhoods have become the canary in the coal mine regarding the ways that kids play and the health of our communities.
And, we managed to have lots of fun along the way...