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Eleanor Image's Stories

Love play

On Friday March 27th the PATH team will be having an end of term playful celebration at Mile End Children's Park from 3.30 - 6.00pm Come along and play a range of traditional games and try refreshments made with pedal power. There will be lots ...
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March 20th 2015
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

Keep Playing exhibition and celebration

Its March 2015 and by the end of the month our 4 year Big Lottery funded Keep Playing project finishes!   In these 4 years we've worked with Tower Hamlets Registered Social Landlords and thousands of children and families to improve play for c...
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March 2nd 2015
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Events' story

We love play

Thanks to all the Play Champions who came to our celebration of play Tasty smoothies were made with pedal power at Weavers Adventure Playground along with flour filled stress balls. At Oxford House children dressed up for The Mighty Booth, with...
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February 19th 2015
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Events' story

Keep Playing summer sessions

In addition to the PATH play sessions on estates the Keep Playing team have planned weekly play events and outings to playful spaces.  Wednesday August 6th (National Playday) at the Play Pod in Mile End Park 12.00 - 4.00pm We'll be trying ...
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July 29th 2014
A story by Eleanor Image about summer fun in Tower Hamlets. It is a 'Events' story.

Play at City Farms in Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets City Farms are running activities for children during summer Mudchute City Farm is open every day with lots of things to do and see for all ages. They have working stables, a children's nursery and holiday playscheme. To find out more...
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July 29th 2014
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

Hopscotch around Mile End

  Saturday July 26th was a beautiful sunny day, unlike the previous day when torrential rain washed away the hopscotch grid painted by 100 volunteers. So we did again on Saturday morning with local children keen to help. Being out chalking...
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July 28th 2014
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Events' story
This story is related to East End Homes.

A playful walk

December 21st is the shortest day of the year when the sun comes up late and goes down early meaning we get the least amount of daylight. So best make the most of the hours there are to be out, getting the vitamin D that our bodies need and the daily e...
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December 19th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about Mile End. It is a 'Places' story

Testing the Play Space in QE Park

Tumbling Bay on a Sunny Day After a year of building since the Olympics ended last summer the south park is open with a new play space and cafe. On August 1st the Keep Playing team went to check out what's on offer, its on the edge of Tower Hamlets...
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August 6th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about sand and water play in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It is a 'Places' story.

Archikids

Open City Archikids Festival 2013 Friday 17th - Sunday 19th May A weekend of activities encouraging families to explore the City of London. Build a giant cardboard city, play with shadows and puppets, make mazes with string, whizz round Broadga...
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May 9th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about City of London. It is a 'Experiences' story

Playable space round The Hut

Playable space at The Hut On Sunday March 24th local people came to see concept designs done by PLAYLINK for the green space at the Hut. Both adults and children looked at the range of ideas and had comments to share that will help towards the fina...
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March 28th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Places' story
This story is related to Tower Hamlets Homes.

Holly Folly in Victoria Park

Holly Folly Come and join the Keep Playing team to create a piece of playful art in Victoria Park. Following on from sessions making clay holly leaves with young people at Bethnal Green Academy the Keep Playing team and a local artist will be i...
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March 27th 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about Victoria Park. It is a 'Events' story

Play Champion London trip

Play Champions are on half term February 2013 Hurray it's half term and more children will be out playing around Tower Hamlets, whether playing at your local Adventure Playgroud, at home with friends or family, riding your bike in a park or going s...
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February 21st 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about River Thames. It is a 'Events' story

Thursday play at Whitehorse Adventure Playground

Every Thursday at Whitehorse Adventure Playground we have some playtime for parents from 1.30- 3.00pm. The idea is we share skills we have, learn from each other and meet new people. We have tried knitting and crochet, some of the children have exc...
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February 1st 2013
A story by Eleanor Image about Whitehorse Adventure Playground. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

Ring Pull Bling

Kitty, one of the PATH playworkers,  made  me a spectacular necklace.  It is a lovely thing and every time I wear it someone notices it is made from the ring pulls from drinks cans and asks me how to make one.  Kitty has ki...
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April 24th 2012
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Activities and Ideas' story

Idea Store web site sessions

Become a Keep Playing reporter The Keep Playing Team will be at the Idea Store Bow on Thursdays starting March 1st Junior Play Champions will work with the Idea Store and Keep Playing Team to write articles, make videos and upload stories about...
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February 22nd 2012
A story by Eleanor Image about Idea Store Bow. It is a 'Events' story

Good news

Good news! The Marathon Trust has awarded PATH funding to work with Tower Hamlets Community Housing and Spitalfields Housing Association to improve an old play area and to access a piece of currently locked green space on an estate in Tower Hamlets. ...
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January 3rd 2012
A story by Eleanor Image about Tower Hamlets. It is a 'Resources' story
This story is related to Tower Hamlets Community Housing.

Can we do something for bonfire night

We have a weekly play session in the blocks around the Boundary estate one of ther Mums with 3 small children asked ''can we do something for bonfire night?'' we agreed to ask other residents and the housing officer about a small fire and some sparkler...
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November 9th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image about Boundary estate. It is a 'Experiences' story
This story is related to Tower Hamlets Homes.

Junior Champions show us their free running skills

Junior Play Champions Conor and Charlie free running video -   Charlie and Connor are keen street runners. Where better to practice their skills than in their local adventure playground in Bethnal Green. In this short film Charli...
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November 8th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image about Weavers Adventure Playground. It is a 'Places' story

Play Champion in Mile End Park

Paul Sammut has been working with children in Tower Hamlets for years. He is a great champion for children's play and finds lots of creative things to do on small budgets. This summer Mile End Children's Park had lots of free play events for childr...
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October 20th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image about Children's Park in Mile End Park. It is a 'Places' story.

What does a Play Champion do?

I went to visit a play session at Eric Street to talk to some parents and children about being Play Champions. "What would I have to do?" asked Ruhela " would I have to go to meetings? " As a Mum with young children going to meetings that are often at ...
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October 19th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image about Eric Street. It is a 'Experiences' story
This story is related to East End Homes.

Are chalk drawings anti social behaviour?

We have been running play sessions on the Boundary estate since March 2011 some of the courtyards are car free and great places to play. Children meet up and ride their bikes and scooters here. Once a week Playworkers bring extra resources to extend th...
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October 14th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image about Boundary estate. It is a 'Experiences' story
This story is related to Tower Hamlets Homes.

Eric Street play space

PATH were contacted about potential funding from KerryGold, a dairy collective who wanted to give £20,000 to create a play space in an urban environment. We knew East End Homes had spaces around estates where children could be playing and had work...
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October 14th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image about Eric Street. It is a 'Places' story
This story is related to East End Homes.

Want to help plan an event?

Would you like to plan an event with the Keep Playing team? We know there have been some great Halloween events happening around the borough some put on at play places like Mile End Park and others that people have organised locally. Tell us what y...
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October 14th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image. It is a 'Events' story

Play Pod

The Play Pod is a thing of mystery. Looking like a green shipping container or a green tardis it lives in Mile End park next to Solebay bridge. It appeared in April 2009 next to a busy pedestrian route through the park.  We opened the doors of...
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October 14th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image about Mile End Park. It is a 'Places' story

Please can we have

There is lots of building work going on around the estates we are working in and scaffolding netting is such a great play resource. ''Please can we have some of your netting'' I asked a builder on St Georges estate ''how much do you want?'' he replied ...
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October 14th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image about Play sessions. It is a 'Resources' story
This story is related to East End Homes.

Muna wants her children to play out

Muna has been bringing her children to the PATH Keep Playing play sessions on St Georges estate throughout the summer of 2011. Originally from Somalia, Muna says that she likes to come to St Georges because it is a lovely garden and that it reminds her...
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October 10th 2011
A story by Eleanor Image about PATH play session in St Georges Estate. It is a 'Experiences' story.
This story is related to Tower Hamlets Community Housing.