chapter  1
In praise of many possibilities
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The Venture is an adventure playground, in a town in North Wales. It occupies a large area of ground, perhaps 2 acres, enclosed with a wooden stockade. In addition to being a playground for a wide age range of children, Venture includes a playgroup, motor bike club, homework club and reading club, all of which are very popular with children, many of whom have not been succeeding at school. Activities are seen as a means for forming relationships with and between children and this is an important part of the work.