Girls and Public Parks – the right to equal play.

Inspired by newly formed charity – Make Space for Girls – we want to look at older girls views of Rowntree Park and find out how it is used, or perhaps not used. You can read more about the background to this project below which highlights research and findings of studies in the UK andContinue reading “Girls and Public Parks – the right to equal play.”

Thank You, Dear Rowntree, For Your Lovely Park

Mieke Jackson Thank you, dear Rowntree, for your lovely Park, And a very happy Hundredth Year! You’ve given us all space to play and ‘lark’, And created memories so dear. My childhood walks to that special green place, Were so serene and beautiful for me, My own three just loved it, they said it wasContinue reading “Thank You, Dear Rowntree, For Your Lovely Park”

The Park

Mary Baker Ducks quacking, geese honking, all competing for food Squirrels scampering in trees and undergrowth  Birds singing, making their nests Sun shining, warming the cold spring day Trees budding, flowers peeking up awakening from their winter’s sleep Children laughing Babies crying Mums chattering Dogs yapping Tennis balls popping  Skateboards scooting  Balls thudding on theContinue reading “The Park”