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

Cooking Kids teach families and children how to cook vegetarian recipes, using seasonal and locally grown produce. Learning how to shop on a budget, use superfoods and alternative ingredients and learn recipes from around the world. They cook outdoors in their community gardens and their community kitchen. Come along….be a Cooking Kid…get your chef hats on and learn how to cook healthy meals/snacks and drinks for you and you family.

For more information, contact them via email on, connect on Instagram @cookingkids_growingkids, or visit their website by clicking here.

The Young Ealing Foundation is an independent registered charity established in 2017 in response to the ongoing cuts to the children and young people’s sector.

They connect and equip grassroots youth charities, supporters, and decision makers, to open up a brighter future for Ealing’s children and young people.

To visit their website, click here. Alternatively, you can contact them via or connect with them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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