Name: Penny Wilson
Job Title: Professional Playworker
Type of Engagement: Community Engagement
Publics: Local Community
Penny Wilson is a professional Playworker who works extensively in east London to support community and play.
Penny has worked across a wide range of organisations including an adventure playground for children of all abilities and the Tower Hamlets based Southern Grove Community Centre. As well as working extensively with communities, organisations, museums and parks across the United States with the Alliance for Childhood to understand the importance of play.
Penny has developed a relationship with QMUL in which the university has been able to provide people and support to initiatives and activities for the community, from street art projects to play dates with the children, to community lunches that bring together a range of community stakeholders. A QMUL group that Penny has worked particularly closely with is Phakama.