News and stories

We've launched #DreamBigAtHome!

Our new lockdown website has hundreds of activities and games to do at home, weekly challenges to try and a regular programme of live workshops and events online, as well as information on how our groups can operate during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Visit www.DreamBigAtHome.uk

Trade Union appeal

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Woodcraft Folk have launched a COVID-19 Recovery Appeal to support new volunteer recruitment activity and to attract more children and young people to Woodcraft Folk activities.

Woodcraft Folk's Trustees have written to all Trade Unions across the UK asking for solidarity support as we seek to rebuild the movement. Trade Unions have been asked for:

Supporters Update Jan 2021

Monday, 25 January 2021

Woodcraft Folk's Chair of General Council (Pip Sayers) and CEO (Debs McCahon) held a supporters and members update on Friday 22nd January 2021. The update shared reflections on 2020 and plans for 2021 and 2022.

Debs explained that 2020 was a financially challenging year, and even now the future remains unpredicatable. Woodcraft Folk's Resources team are currently preparing the end of year accounts and early indications suggest that Biblins and Heightgate made a small surplus, but overall the centre network made a loss.

Your Digital Family Quiz

Monday, 25 January 2021

Does your family know its TikTok from its Twitter? Its Deliveroo from its Discord? And its Bieber from its Baby Shark?

We are running a new online quiz event called Your Digital Family on 11th February at 6pm – about all the brilliant and different things families love doing online. And you can take part from your front room, dining table, or wherever your family can come together online.

End to child labour

Friday, 22 January 2021

On 21st January 2021, Woodcraft Folk joined representatives of governments, worker and employer organisations to sign a pledge seeking the eradication of child labour by 2025.

Vote for your favourite Membership Badge design 2021

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Earlier this year we asked our members to take part in this year’s Membership Badge competition. The theme was ‘Supporting our community during the lockdown’. We had quite a few entires and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those members who submitted a design. They were all fantastic and the “secret panel’ had a hard time choosing the finalists.

Engineer Visits to Your Group!

Monday, 18 January 2021

For those who don't know we are currently working on a Royal Academy of Engineering funded project to support engineers to share engineering solutions to the climate emergency.

Member update Jan 2021

Monday, 11 January 2021

It is disappointing to find ourselves in lockdown once more, but we continue to plan for the future.

AGM notice

Monday, 11 January 2021

General Council and Standing Orders Committee have agreed to host Woodcraft Folk's next Annual General Meeting online on Sunday 26th September 2021.

 

In 2020 the AGM meeting was held online for the first time in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Who made your 2020? Woodcraft Folk Honours List

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Who made your 2020?

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. 

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