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Working in Woodcraft Folk, it's easy to end up thinking that parachutes are only made for playing games - cat and mouse, mushroom, fruit bowl, you know the list - and there is nothing remotely scary about them. They're particularly useful and photogenic for members on peaceful protests on the street.
Woodcraft Folk strive to be inclusive, open and accessible to all, with this aim in mind Woodcraft Folk began a series of online seminars in March, exploring how groups can become more inclusive and supportive of children and young people with additional needs.
To date webinars have been fully subscribed and included the following topics:
Woodcraft Folk’s TREE programme has reached the end of its funded period, after 5 years of useful resources, fun activities, diverse training and the active engagement of young leaders. The TREE programme engaged 4,360 young people in a wide range of activities including:
· Action projects
· Right to Refuge campaign
On Sunday 23rd March, Walton on Thames Folk were joined by members from Knaphill, New Malden, Spelthorne and Tolworth & Kingston districts in what it is hoped will be the first of many future joint activities.
See the beauty of the countryside, smell the fresh scent of springtime, feel the magic of time spent with friends, listen to the calm of the forest and taste the adventure.
Would you like to get new experiences and volunteer in a like-minded child and youth organisation in another country? With the European Voluntary Service project of the International Falcon Movement-Socialist Educational International this is possible!
We’re excited to tell you that a new way to communicate with other members is now available through Woodcraft Folk’s website. It’s called Woodcraft Folk Communities, and it’s straightforward and friendly to use.
FROM TINY ACORNS...
Last spring three Woodcraft groups were asked to pilot a new project run by Kew Garden that aimed to encourage 12 to 25 year olds to transform their local area by sowing native wild seeds. Each group was sent a pack to help them to organise their activities. Here is Kat Budd from Sheffield reporting back on her pilot of the pack with the Venturer group: