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Woodcraft Folk delighted to appoint Head of Centres

Youth organisation Woodcraft Folk are delighted to have appointed a new Head of Centres, Felix Pepler.

In his new role, Felix will be lead the organisation’s network of residential venues and campsites which are located across the UK. Felix comes to the charity with a vast of knowledge and experience relevant to the sector and Woodcraft Folk are thrilled to have him onboard.

Felix has held a number of senior appointments in which he has been responsible for driving improvement in outcomes for young people including working for social action charity RE:generate as their National Arts Director, as Head of Centre at Sandwell Council’s residential centre Ingestre Hall and as the inaugural Principal at Birmingham Arts School. Across these roles, Felix has successfully delivered hundreds of uniquely tailored residential and community based rich education experiences.

Felix Pepler is an Educationalist, Social Action Advocate and Musician with a career dedicated to improving the lives of young people and their communities through delivering dynamic and meaningful residential and community based empowerment programmes. His practice is based on listening, building trust, respect and relationships, and empowering young people to take informed actions to discover who they can be, and how they can shape the world. 

Felix holds a Masters degree from Goldsmiths University in Cross-sectoral & Community Arts, and is currently a Trustee for Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and an active Fellow of the RSA. 

Having grown up in the Welsh valleys and surrounded by the Brecon Beacons National Park Felix has developed a love for both music and the outdoors. Felix has three children and enjoys walking and producing and engineering music in his spare time.  

Felix, Head of Centres at Woodcraft Folk says:

“There has never been a greater time or need to support young people and their communities take informed and positive action to tackle the challenges we face today – I am delighted to have been appointed Woodcraft Folk’s  ‘Head of Centres’ and look forward to providing safe and inspirational residential spaces and activities that build on and extend the Woodcraft Folk tradition of delivering exciting and adventurous outdoor and cultural activities underpinned by transformational social action”

To find out more about Woodcraft Folk’s centres, head here

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