Let the Children In

Newham joined the demonstration at the Kindertransport memorial near Liverpool Street Station to encourage the UK government to allow the homeless children of the Calais Jungle into Britain local press

Refugees Welcome

Newham joined Woodcrafters from all over the country marching through London to show solidarity with refugees.

 

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London Venturer Camp

Newham Venturers joined groups from all over London for the annual camp at Stubbers Activity Centre.

Low Carbon Camp

Elfins and Pioneers held a successful camp at the Lambourne End Centre in September.

 

Welcome to Another World

In the summer of 2016 a group from Newham went to Bavaria to join young people from across the world at an International Falcon Movement (IFM-SEI) Camp.  The social education programme was excellent and we all picked up good ideas for the International Woodcraft Camp of 2010: No Bread, No Techno.

 

 Making friends across communities

Widening participation and increasing diversity are key aims for Newham Woodcraft. In 2016, we run an ambitious Solidarity Project in pursuit of this.  here.

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East London Woodcraft Folk share their experiences

from their trip to Palestine

Newham and Waltham Forest Woodcraft Folk hosted a community evening to share their experiences from their recent trip to Palestine.  The young people described how friendly and welcoming the Palestinians had been, but how difficult some of their stories had been to hear.  They spoke of their visit to Hebron’s ghost town where thriving markets have given way to sterile roads in the Old City; and of their visit to the Tamini family in Nabi Saleh, the site of weekly Friday protests against the settler encroachment of their land and the take over of the local spring.

The audience watched a film of the trip in which young people described the experience as “pivotal, mind-blowing, profound”.  here