Schools and Youth Engagement

I Know Why it’s Yum, Mum! are passionate about educating the youth of Ealing about wildlife and healthy eating, including how to grow your own food. They use a combination of actors and/or nutritionally qualified facilitators to deliver a lively, participative musical production, followed by workshops that are appropriately tailored to the socio economic background of the school, and age of the children. They ground all the information that they convey in real facts- we tell children (and anyone else who will listen!) how and why different foods affect their physical and/or emotional health.

For more information, visit their website by clicking here.

Ealing District Woodcraft Folk has been established for over 40 years. They are run co-operatively, with children, young people and adults working and playing together to learn about the world and develop the skills and confidence to actively participate in society, promoting values of peace, co-operation and equality. They provide weekly sessions in Hanwell and South Ealing for different age groups between 6–15 years and offer activities including games, craft, discussions, learning about the environment. We have a camping programme from May–September providing 4 weekend camps and a week’s camp in the school holidays.

For many years they have been concerned about the environment, highlighted through their Aims and Principles: ‘The Woodcraft Folk will encourage an understanding of the need to protect our environment and the use of the world’s resources.’ With this aim they seek to encourage their members to protect our urban and rural environment in the interests of all.

During the pandemic, while they couldn’t hold their usual weekly sessions, they held a couple of very successful local litter picks. At their camps they take great care to recycle as much as possible and a lot of their craft projects use junk that would otherwise be thrown away.

Click here to check out their national website for more information. Interested in getting involved? Please contact monika@ealingwoodcraft.org.uk.

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