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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

Education for The Alternative

Hello!

Welcome to the homepage for Education for The Alternative, Woodcraft Folk's presence at the March for The Alternative in London on Saturday 26th March.  This will be a very large, peaceful march that will bring together people from all sectors of society - trade unionists, public sector workers, students, unemployed people, and ordinary families.

At the March Woodcraft Folk volunteers are creating a moving safe space with a family friendly atmosphere where children and young people will be able to join the demostration while remaining safe. We’re also teaming up with the TUC to run a lost kids space and an activities marquee  in Hyde Park with political crafts and co-operative games.

The TREE Programme

TREE stands for Training, Representation, Equality and Engagement.These are all things Woodcraft Folk aims to give young members. The more fully young people can participate in the organisation, the stronger our future will be.

The TREE Programme was funded by the Big Lottery over a period of five years (2009 – 2014) with the task of developing youth participation at all levels of Woodcraft Folk throughout England. We focused on making sure young people's experience of Woodcraft Folk - from playing games at a weekly group night to sitting on our national trustee board - was as good as possible, and that they could act on the issues that are important to them within the movement and outside of it.  

Woodcraft Folk has always brought children, young people and adults together to learn about and act on social issues, since we were established in 1925 by 19 year-old Leslie Paul. At local and national level, we try to create an atmosphere of equality and co-operation where people of any age can get involved in making decisions, running activities and influencing the movement.

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