Ilse van der Put

gang leader


Playing Together is important for all children!

It is important that all children, with or without disability, can play outside in their own neighbourhood. Playing contributes to good social skills, problem-solving abilities, self-control and creativity. Skills that cannot be learned from textbooks, but are developed in a playground.

The Speeltuinbende – which translates as “The Playground Gang” – consists of a children’s testing team of both children with and without disabilities. They are experts in the field of inclusive play and playing together. The Speeltuinbende ensures that play areas in the Netherlands are made accessible, so that children – with and without disabilities – can play together.”

‘Inclusion starts with playing together’


Health & well-being

Quality of life is influenced by – among other things – a person’s well-being and lifestyle. This applies to everyone from the minute we are born until the day we die. If you are confronted with an illness or disability, albeit sooner or later in life, this can negatively influence your quality of life.

In the morning program you will be introduced to various initiatives, including the internationally renowned Switch2Move, the Speeltuin Bende and the More2Win, whom all bring people with and without disabilities, or with a different background, together through dance and movement activities.

The afternoon session centres round a dialogue with and between two internationally operating organisations: Nature For Health, which works on improving the quality of life and the living environment by connecting health and nature and Into D’mentia, who actively work towards improving the understanding of what it is like to live with dementia. It will even be possible to experience the challenges of living with the disease for yourself through VR techniques. The afternoon is co-organised and made possible by students from Fontys Academy For Creative Industries and the International Lifestyle Studies programme.

More details about this session
Tuesday 22 October
LocHal, Tilburg

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