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Nottingham Woodcraft Folk help plant a Covid-19 memorial woodland

Saturday, 2 January 2021

On Saturday 5th December, as part of National Tree Planting Week, the Nottingham Woodcraft Folk group teamed up with Carlton Hill Community Action Group to help plant a memorial woodland for the people of Gedling Borough who have lost their lives to Covid-19. 

The Elfins group planted 15 native British saplings that had been donated by the Woodland Trust. It was a sunny but cold day, and hot chocolate and biscuits helped keep spirits up. The children did brilliantly to maintain social distancing and were awarded their Ecologist Badge at the end of the day. 

Ingenious Blog - Engineering to Combat the Climate Crisis Part Two by Bob Dean

Friday, 18 December 2020

Last week’s instalment

Thank you Catherine

Thursday, 17 December 2020

The Cudham Centre Committee and volunteers join Woodcraft Folk’s Trustees and staff in thanking Catherine McCarthy for her dedicated service at Cudham.


Building Up!

Monday, 14 December 2020

Lead by the Slovenia Falcons, Woodcraft Folk will be working in partnership with other IFM member organisations to develop a toolkit to support the transition of young people from participant to leader.

This exciting project will involve youth workers and young people from Barcelona, Austria, Germany. The start of the project has been delayed due to COVID-19, but we hope to hold our first on-line meeting in February working towards a seminar in late August/early September. 

Could you represent Woodcraft Folk as part of this project?

Green Influencers Scheme

Monday, 14 December 2020

Woodcraft Folk are pleased to join 40 other organisations in the Ernest Cook #iwill Green Influencers Scheme. The project will be launched in January 2021 and will seek to support and engage young people (10-14 years) in participating in and designed green social projects. Our project will work across Leeds and Bradford throughout 2021 and 2022.

The Green Influencers Scheme was borne out of a desire to help young people reliase their potential to positively impact the environment through youth social action: habitat conservation, tree planting, litter picking, lobbying etc.

Biblins ESC placements

Monday, 14 December 2020

Woodcraft Folk and Biblins Youth Campsite are excited to recieve Eramsus+ funding to host two European Solidarity Corps volunteers at the site during the peak camping season in 2021.

Woodcraft Folk are now seeking two volunteers to live on site for 6 months from April 2021. The volunteers will get invovled in all aspects of running the site e.g. welcoming guests, developing activities, social media and marketing. Volunteers need to be aged 16-30 years and are welcome from across Europe.

Youth Leadership Collective

Monday, 14 December 2020

Woodcraft Folk is excited to annouce a great opportunity for our young members. As a member of the British Youth Council, Woodcraft Folk have been selected to join 20 other organisations in showcasing good youth leadership practice. The project will bring together young leaders to explore inclusion, diversity, training, support and Children's Rights.

All Venturers, DFs and young kinsfolk are encouraged to apply to be part of the BYC Youth Leadership Collective. The collective hopes to develop:

- Theory of leadership

- Leadership training

Ingenious Blog - Engineering to Combat the Climate Crisis Part One by Bob Dean

Friday, 11 December 2020

As part of our Ingenious Engineering, Kids field project funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering the team have been hard at work developing blog posts to share ideas from the project with young people. In our first part of two below meet Bob Dean one of our volunteer engineers and find out about how he got into an incredible career in engineering. especially focusing on renewable sources for generating power. 

Call Out for Mentors for New ESC Volunteers

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Woodcraft Folk will soon be hosting 3 volunteers from the EU, two at Biblins and one in London in the new year which is very exciting!

Folk Supply Last Orders for 2020!

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

 Folk Supply Last Orders!

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