Young people

Future Tracks

Future Tracks provides small woodland management and outdoor education. Working across the county with organisations such as Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Cornwall Heritage Trust as well as a number of private clients, they help to connect people to Nature. With over 7 years experience in sustainable management of woodlands (specialising in growing woodfuel for small woodland owners) their qualified woodsmen will help from planning and planting to extraction. Alongside woodland management the outdoor education they provide supplies the skills needed to live, enjoy and relax in the Natural world. They focus on traditional archery and bowmaking, bushcraft, green woodwork, coppicing and environmental art.

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Phone: 
07776 223 337

Plan-it Earth

Plan-it Earth Education Project in Sancreed specifically aims to address the need for re-skilling (relearning skills that have become, or are in danger of becoming, forgotten) in order to build healthy, vibrant communities in a post-peak-oil world. Thus they host a variety of workshops and talks for audiences of all ages. Recent activities and workshops have included:
Low-impact sustainable building; Textiles and recycled clothing; Permaculture; Sustainable food growing; Behavioural change; Green wood working; Blacksmithing; Conflict Resolution; and Working with the natural cycles and seasons.

Contact Details
Phone: 
01736 810 660
Postal Address: 

Chyena
Sancreed
Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8QS

Forest School Camps

Forest School Camps is not a commercial holiday company but an educational charity and a voluntary organisation. All officers and staff are unpaid volunteers. Special importance has always been attached to the experience of boys and girls, children and adults, learning to work and play together close to nature. Their education is about discovering for oneself how to do something, rather than being told in the abstract. Children and staff find themselves in situations that encourage this; the outdoors demands and encourages learning. They remove unnecessary authority and, with due regard for safety and legality, encourage children to take responsibility and to reach their own decisions on small and not-so-small issues, individually or as members of a group. At camp they aim to teach how to live with independence and responsibility; concern and care for oneself, other people and the environment; resourcefulness and self-confidence; tolerance and respect. FSC is determined that all people be treated equally regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, religion and disability.

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Woodcraft Folk

The Woodcraft Folk believe passionately in equality and co-operation – all young people are welcome to join their groups. Every week thousands of volunteers and young people meet in school halls, community venues and a host of other places to learn about big ideas through fun activities like singing, playing and debating. Their aim is to have great fun, but also to try and develop children's self-confidence and build their awareness of society around them. Through their activities, outings and camps they help members understand important issues like the environment, world debt and global conflict. In recent years they have focused on sustainable development. By encouraging children to think, they hope that they will help build a peaceful, fairer world. There are no groups in Penwith but in Helston there are Woodchip (up to 6 years), Elfin (6-9 years), Pioneer (10-12 years) and Venturer (13-15 years) Groups. Contact them via the central organisation.

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Phone: 
020 7703 4173
Postal Address: 

Units 9/10
83 Crampton Street
London, SE17 3BQ

Education Otherwise

Although education is compulsory in the UK for children between the ages of five and sixteen, school is not. Many families prefer to educate their children otherwise than at school, and it is their right under UK law to do so. Home educating families do not have to follow the National Curriculum and there is no single 'right' way to educate a child at home. Education Otherwise provides information and resources for home educating families and those considering home education for the first time, including guidance on home education and the law and links to local home education groups across the UK. In Penzance "PZ Home Ed" meet on Monday afternoons for workshops during term-time. You can contact them via the Education Otherwise website.

Contact Details
Phone: 
0845 478 6345
Postal Address: 

PO Box 3761
Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 9GT
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