Reclaiming Urban Space

Sometimes when walking back towards L&M from the champ we go through the empty lot to the south. Last week the playschool children happily discovered that the large concrete blocks which were usually more strewn around the lot had for some reason been lined up against a building wall, perfect for climbing and for running along and for happily jumping from.

One of the nicest things about where we’re situated is that not only do we have ample opportunities for natural play in the champs – we also have amazing post-industrial space which allows children’s play to continue spontaneously in a manner which has them reclaiming the rubble left over by industry and other human activity. This is such a big part of what playwork (such an important pole of our inspiration at The Lion and The Mouse) is all about!


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