Let Us Play

Meriden Adventure Playground: Ali Wood & Ellen Delaney interviews

Meriden Adventure Playground: Interviews #1


  • Ali Wood (Chair of Trustees MAPA)
  • Ellen Delaney (Senior Playworker)

Ali Wood, Chair of Trustee’s at Meriden Adventure Playground, discusses the history of the playground, the crazy summer of 2016, her role within the playground & why children are the most oppressed group in society.

Ellen Delaney talks about her role as the senior playworker at Meriden, her route into playwork, the importance of risk & imagination for children, the many ways that Meriden playground is embedded within the local community and her British Empire Medal.


Interviews conducted by children at St Annes Primary School, Chelmsley Wood.

Children at St Annes Primary School, Chelmsley Wood interviewing Ali Wood from Meriden Adventure Playground.

Playworkers & volunteers at Meriden Adventure Playground pose for a group photo.

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