VOX - Claire & The Starting Point
Claire Griffiths runs the "The Land" Adventure Playground. She grew up in Plas Madoc, the neighborhood surrounding the play-site, and as a child played on the plot where "The Land" now lives. Her daughter, Darcey, is a regular now as well (you'll recognize Darcey as the girl in the opening shot of the trailer playing with fire).
For our interview, I asked Claire where she'd like to sit. I suggested the picnic table, maybe on the bridge... we looked around and Claire came to this lovely spot, under a tree, right in the grass unaware of the swinging hammock full of children just over her shoulder. The playground is grafittied with tributes to her from the children. Even her boots are scrawled with "I love Claire!" from a playground attendee.
I asked Claire, what does she see when she looks around the play site? "Possibilities," she answered. Please take one minute to hear more from Claire below about play, playwork, and the starting point.