Paul Bonel Memorial Award
Sponsored by: TBC
This year’s recipient is: Stuart Lester
Last year’s recipient was: Nicola Butler
JUDGING PANEL CONVENOR: LESLI GODFREY
- Margaret Deevy
- Magda Gay
- Keeks McGarry
- John McKendrick
- Ana Ardelean
This award is to be given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the play and playwork sector but who does not fit in to any other award category. This could be a recent contribution, one that has been ongoing for a while or one that is historical. This is not a lifetime achievement award but an award for what could be a single significant piece of work or project or something that has been happening over a long period of time. It could be local, regional or national.
What the judges are looking for:
- In what way has this person had an impact on quality of, and access to, play opportunities, improvement of playwork practice, understanding of the importance of play?
- Where has this had the biggest impact on a number of individuals from any of these categories – children, playworkers, families, other professionals working with children, the general public, MPs and peers?
- Please state how this person has made a significant impact on the attitudes and behaviour of those involved in play and playwork regarding the inclusion of all children and families – ie disabled children and those from ethnically, culturally and socially diverse backgrounds
- How has this person’s contribution been long-lasting and or made a sustainable impact