La Boite à Jouer écolo

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La Boite à Jouer écolo

<p> <strong><u>A project that contributes to the harmonious development of children at school, while taking care of the planet</u></strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>                                                     The heart of the project :</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>                                        Enrich children's play in schoolyards </strong></p> <p> <strong>                                           and promote the reuse of objects.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>                                   <img alt="Petitsbonhommesquicourent-1409835612" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> It is about <strong>transforming the human and material environment</strong> in schoolyards, to promote <strong>free and creative play</strong> for children and enable the <strong>reuse of objects</strong> destined to be discarded.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> The Play Box in two points:</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>1. A giant "Play Safe(Box)"</strong> placed  in the playground,</p> <p>     filled with <strong>recycled </strong>material</p> <p>     and made ​​available to <strong>all children at the school.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Rendentheureuxecole" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>2. Training </strong>for the adults to become <strong>play facilitators</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Lesadultesattendifs" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><u>Impacts and benefits :</u> </strong></p> <p> <strong>for the children, for the adults, for our society</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>                                                   <img alt="Petit_logo-1409906673" src="">  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> - <strong>Reduces accidents </strong>and <strong>unwanted behavior</strong> in the playground,</p> <p>  </p> <p> - Increases <strong>collaboration </strong>and <strong>social inclusion</strong>,</p> <p>  </p> <p> - Nourishes the natural <strong>creativity </strong>and <strong>imagination </strong>of children,</p> <p>  </p> <p> - Improves <strong>physical health</strong> through <strong>outdoor activity</strong>,</p> <p>  </p> <p> - Develops <strong>autonomy </strong>and <strong>self-esteem</strong> in the child,</p> <p>  </p> <p> - Children are <strong>more ready</strong> to go back into classrooms and <strong>learn,</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> - <strong>Enhances </strong>the role of the <strong>supervising team,</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> - Meets an <strong>ecological need</strong> through the <strong>reuse of objects</strong>,</p> <p>  </p> <p> - <strong>Raises the awareness</strong> of the school community and parents on <strong>environmental issues</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>In conclusion, children and adults are happier at school</strong>, the increase in well-being is considered a <strong>key element for success at school</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="2_tourets" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> This is an operational process that has been successful in <strong>over 200 schools abroad</strong> : in England, the USA and Australia. For more information, visit the <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Scrapstore PlayPod website</a></strong>.</p> <p>                                                                                              <img alt="Bispetitpneu_grimpe-1409907585" src=""></p> <p> <strong><u>Instructions for the “Boîte à Jouer” :</u></strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="//;wmode=opaque&amp;;;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Big "Boîtes à Jouer" (Play Boxes), filled with recycled material, are <strong>installed in kindergarten and primary school playgrounds.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> They are filled and refilled with clean and secure loose parts collected from the circular economy <strong>in a participative way</strong>, in partnership<strong> with insertion networks</strong> specializing in collecting objects, <strong>and with parents</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>The "Boîte à Jouer" is opened daily at play time</strong> (before and after school, lunch time, etc…)</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>All the children from the school</strong> could play freely at the same time with the objects from the "Boîte".</p> <p>  </p> <p> Up to 250 children could play <strong>at the same time.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Training and mentoring</strong> would be provided for the staff to help them become not only supervisors but play facilitators as well.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Cones_courents-1409905632" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>Who are we ?</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Jean_marc___emma" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Emma and Jean-Marc, two parents with children attending primary school. Our aim : <strong>increasing well-being for everybody at school.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> We each have a significant career in the fields of : working with children, activity leaders, sustainable development and the voluntary sector.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Together, we have created the non-profit organisation :</p> <p> <a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a></p> <p>  </p> <p> that runs the project.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><u>Our supports :</u></strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>During all the first phase of exploration, </strong>we multiplied contacts with a wide range of people (teachers, supervisors, political elects, Education Department Office, researchers, environments organisms,…)</p> <p> Our project raised a lot of interest which confirmed that it would <strong>be positive for children's development</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Several of those people offered their support and some became our partners :</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> The <strong>"Ligue de l'enseignement"</strong> and european organisations (Erasmus + project)</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Scrapstore PlayPod</a> </strong>which started the Scrapstore PlayPod project in England several years ago.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>A University of Educationnal Sciences</strong> for the evaluation of the project in France</p> <p>  </p> <p> Specialized <strong>networks for collecting the objects</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> And <strong>a team of voluntary people (a HUGE thank you, without you all, we wouldn't be here !)</strong> architect, graphic designers, webmaster, sound engineer, builders, teachers and friends, young, and less young.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="2_cones" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><u>Our objectives for the next 5 years :</u></strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Transform the human and material environment <strong>so that kids can access quality play opportunitie</strong>s with reused objects during playtimes.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Change the perspective on play at school</strong> and develop a better understanding of its role and impacts in the lives of children.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>120 schools equiped with a "Boîte à Jouer" and 30 000 children</strong> benefiting from them.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Reuse 224 tons of waste</strong> by collaborating with social inclusion organisations for the collection of materials.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Raise the awareness on environmental issues in the school community</strong> through a series of informative programs.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>                                                                                <img alt="Petitpneu_pause" src=""></p>

Allocation of funds

<p> The money collected from our KissKissBankBank campaign will be used to <strong><u>FINANCE OUR PILOT PROJECT</u></strong> in 2 schools in Paris and province in the 2014 - 2015 school year :</p> <p>  </p> <p> = The delivery and installation/removal of the boxes, plus the collection of objects to fill them, training courses for the adults and supervisors involved, <strong>supervision of the project with the schoo</strong>l as it is rolled out.</p> <p>  </p> <p> = <strong>Study of the program and its execution</strong>, focusing on the impacts on the development of the children involved : interviews with users, both children and adults, and documentary filming and observations in the playgrounds.</p> <p>  </p> <p> = <strong>Making of a film to present the Boîte à Jouer</strong>, its history, functioning, and impacts.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>If we surpass the objective, we can also :</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Pay a manager to develop the project further</strong>, to seek further finance, to meet and promote the project, seek partnerships and involve local politicians.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Create and execute the <strong>information programme for Recycling and Reusing</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Extend the website</strong> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> to include a ressource for schools, supervisors, and educational institutions.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Ungrandmerci" src=""></p>



  • 6 contributions
An hearty and grateful welcome to the inauguration of the first french "Boîte à Jouer", a festive time of sharing, encounters and discovering the project (online for those who won’t be physically present !) + your name as a donator written on our website.

Estimated delivery: November 2014


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The above contributions + 8 special issues of our newsletter specially focused on the launch of the pilot project, with tricks on re-use and recycling (all in English!).

Estimated delivery: November 2014


  • 26 contributions
All of the above contributions + a key-ring of “Brindille” (our mascot) made from recycled tyre.

Estimated delivery: November 2014


  • 18 contributions
All the above contributions + a personalized copy of the film made on the pilot project !

Estimated delivery: November 2014


  • 12 contributions
All the above contributions + your name written on the very first "Boîte à Jouer" (it will travel at least in 2 schools Paris / province) !

Estimated delivery: November 2014


  • 7 contributions
All the above contributions + your name written on 3 of the tyres from the very first "Boîte à Jouer" !

Estimated delivery: November 2014


  • 6 contributions
All the above contributions + an original laptop cover, made from recycled inner tubes + your name written in the list of donators in the film made on the pilot project!

Estimated delivery: November 2014


  • 4 contributions
All the above contributions + an astonishing iPad cover, made from recycled inner tubes and safety belts + your name and your picture in the film made on the pilot project !

Estimated delivery: November 2014


All the above contributions + a picturesque bag made with recycled fire hose and safety belt + a mini interview of you in the film made on the pilot project !

Estimated delivery: November 2014


    Business contributors : All the above contributions + a personalized presentation of the project by the founders for you and your collaborators (all in English) !

    Estimated delivery: December 2014

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