The Woodcraft Folk - Transforming Learning

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The Woodcraft Folk - Transforming Learning

  1. 1. Transforming LearningDebs McCahonWoodcraft Folk& Dominic HigginsTheConservation Volunteers
  2. 2. Debs McCahonMembership Development ManagerDeborah.mccahon@woodcraft.org.uk0845 217 8939www.woodcraft.org.uk
  3. 3. • Woodcraft Folk, established in 1925, is a registered Charity operating across the UK.• Woodcraft Folk support the engagement of over 10,000 children and young people in informal co-operative education, supported by 2,750 adult volunteers.Who are the WoodcraftFolk?
  4. 4. Green Hubs: Focal points for care for local green placesChestnut Fund: Helping community environmental projectsget startedCommunity Network: 2,000 community organisationslooking after the green places that matter to themTraining: For skills and jobsBig Green Weekend and Green Heroes: The UKsbiggest weekend of conservation action, celebrating thepeople who make the difference Reclaiming green places since 1959
  5. 5. Woodcraft Folk was established in post- war Britain, with the underlying aim to take children from South London out into the countryside.Origins
  6. 6. “Outdoor life in its Includes 9 principles:broadest sense.” recreation, camping, self-government,Ernest Thompson brotherhood,Seton, 1902 woodcraft pursuits, non-competitiveWhat is Woodcraft?
  7. 7. • Education for Social Change, a critical awareness of the world• One world, exploring issues of sustainability• The Rights of the Child, encouraging children to participate responsibly and democraticallyWoodcraft’s aims &principles
  8. 8. Research has shownthat although 87 percent of parents wishtheir offspring spentmore time outside,one in four is tooafraid about theirsafety to let them doso.Playing Out
  9. 9. Or flying…
  10. 10. Crafts
  11. 11. • I camp – camping & camp cooking • Ecologist – Food chains, habitats • I hike – ramble, country code • I see & know - identify trees, mini- beatsBadgework
  12. 12. Nature trails
  13. 13. Orienteering
  14. 14. Geocaching
  15. 15. Foraging
  16. 16. Den building
  17. 17. Camping & campfires
  18. 18. Woodcraft Folk have 5 residential centres and a number of camp sites across the country.Outdoor Centres
  19. 19. Bushcraft
  20. 20. Using tools
  21. 21. Pedal power
  22. 22. Face your Elephant
  23. 23. • Forest Schools Network• Woodland Trust’s Nature Detectives• & a wide range of Woodcraft Folk resource packs e.g. Bushcraft, Big Camp Guide, Grasp the NettleSources of support
  24. 24. Using the resources in front of you, create anactivity for your target group…Your challenge

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