discussion activity

Campaign workshop

This is a series of activities that can be run separately or one after the other if you've got a whole group night to spare. They involve

  • representing unfamiliar opinions
  • exploring an issue in depth 
  • matching messages with audiences
  • planning how to get your message across

TUC 'A Better Way to Work' resources

The TUC has a range of resources to help young people to learn about employment rights and workplace issues. A Better Way to Work, the TUC schools' resource pack, is primarily aimed at school students studying Key Stage 4 in schools, providing activities which help teachers to prepare students for work experience, citizenship and other work-related activities. However, much of the material can also be used with students aged up to 19. Unit 2 also contains activities specifically aimed at Young Apprentices.

Women's Liberation Workshop

Women’s Liberation group night activity

This activity is relevant all year round, but was created for the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day.

It deals with the history of the Feminist and women's moments and the discrimination that many women continue to face in today's societies.

This is a taster for a larger pack that is being created and if you are inspired or wish for further materials get in contact with open.accessable@woodcraft.org.uk

FACTS (as of 2010)

Werewolves (also known as Mafia)

This is a game where two teams - the villagers and the werewolves - use teamwork to develop stratagies and outwit each other. The werewolves (who keep their identity secret – and can lie if suspected) try to 'kill' all of the villagers (one each ‘night’), before the villagers can work out who the werewolves are and imprison or 'kill' them (during the ‘daytime’). The game alternates between days and nights until the last person or a team succeeds.  The villagers' aim is to have a villager as the last person standing; the werewolves' aim is that a werewolf survives to the end.

The game works best with 10-20 people plus a narrator who facilitates the game and tells the story. It can be played just sitting in a circle or around a campfire and usually takes about 30 minutes or so.

Group night activities to prepare for Annual Gathering

What is Annual Gathering?

Annual Gathering is a two day event which happens every year. It’s the only annual camp which gathers Woodcraft Folk of all ages from right across the UK. It is also the setting for our national Annual Conference, or AGM. During the conference the delegates discuss how Woodcraft Folk works and what we do as an organisation. Their decisions inform Woodcraft Folk activity and policy for groups, districts, General Council and the staff.

Run an assembly at school

It can be quite a daunting thing to run an assembly, but it is a really good way to get a much wider group of people involved in the issues you might normally discuss at you Woodcraft Folk group. Doing it with some friends, other woodcraft folk members for example, can make it much easier, but whether you do it alone or with friends, hopefully you will find these tips useful.

March - a poem by a Camden DF

Many young people are taking part in the campaign against education fees and cuts, here is a poem written by one DF, Isabel from Cambden Woodcraft, contributed as part of the Kettled Generation blog:

 

My feet are numb

From marching in a crowd of banners and flags

Sharing Treats & Democracy

Aim: To introduce the ideas of equality, democracy and sharing,

You will need: Sweets/Treats (easy to share out), paper/pencils

Duration: 30 minutes

Choose It, Plan it, Do it!

What is this resource?

Choose it, Plan it, Do it! is a Woodcraft Folk activity pack containing a selection of ideas and tools for gathering ideas, planning and making decisions in groups of all ages. The pack is divided into three parts, with subsections. Each section is packed full of useful activities to make planning and decision making as a group easy, fun, inclusive and inventive.

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