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this is from the Global Village Venturer Camp (13-16 years I think) a couple of years ago…

We had a planning meeting and have planned a rough and moveable schedule:

  1. 28th Feb – T-shirts, boxes, name, identity
  2. 4th March – about our animal – Cath to tell us our Woodcraft names in French and maybe numbers – we’re going to put a tent up in the garden and maybe do some knots – World Book Day – story of Sky Food
  3. 11th March – National Science and Engineering Week- Volcano model / maps for treasure hunt
  4. 18th March – *** OUT AND ABOUT*** egg rolling on playing fields or St Andrews Park, choc egg hunt, St Patrick’s Day – Irish story, BBQ or toasted marshmallows over candle in jar! Rabbit masks to colour
  5. 24th March – make chocolate egg nests and choc tiffin with seeds – talk about seeds (show inside fruit and veg) and planting** CLOCKS FORWARD – lighter evenings
  6. 1st April – plant seeds, sprout or cress heads, nut tree rhyme, willow

summer term

  1. 22nd April – poo!: animal poos, books on, clay modelling of poo, make song about
  2. 29th April – who I am – salt dough or large pics of ourselves
  3. 6th May – bear hunt act out with sounds recorded and listen listen
  4. 13th May – *** OUT AND ABOUT*** – Boiling Wells or orchard or city farm? (someone to lead?) tracking, footprints, foraging?
  5. 20th May – Vegetarian Week, Herb the Vegetarian Dragon story

half term

  1. 3rd June – butterfly facepaint, paintings, hungry caterpillar story – hand drill insect logs
  2. 10th June
  3. 17th June – comic strip?
  4. 24th June – space?
  5. 1st July – *** OUT AND ABOUT*** – Boiling Wells or orchard or city farm? (someone to lead?) tracking, footprints, foraging?
  6. 8th July
  7. 15th July *** OUT AND ABOUT***
  8. 22nd July – no group or *** OUT AND ABOUT*** – Boiling Wells or orchard or city farm? (someone to lead?) tracking, footprints, foraging?

Woodcraft Folk District Dates

  • Sat April 26th – Merrymoot – all groups acrossBristol

Bristol Merrymoot and Ceilidh

May Park School, Coombe Road, Eastville, Bristol, BS5 6LE

Groups to prepare a “performance” of up to 10 minutes – could be skit, play, dance, song, anything

Provisional format as previously..

Timetable: 3pm Doors open

3.30pm Games

4.15pm Performance preparation

4.30pm Merry moot (squash to be served)

5.30pm Finish with songs

6.00pm Ploughmans supper (and Raffle?)

7pm Ceilidh.

9pm Final Circle

10pm Doors Close

 

sat 29th March – SWAN – South West Area Network meeting – for groups in SW, I will go for a bit of it with the boys but probably not all, contact me for more info

sun 30th March Watercatch farm – Woodies have a Scout Hut type affair on a farm near Bakewell with a fire pit outside and woodland – notice to Woodies groups that there will be Woodies folk there from 1pm. Trails and activities in the woods. Campfire. Help with hut maintenance and clearing. – NOTE this date is subject to change as the SWAN day is immediately before it

Sun 8th June – another Watercatch day scheduled

 

Other interesting dates where we could meet or FYI

  • Weds 27th Feb, Folk Tales at the Scout Hut, also Weds 26th March & Weds 30th April – folk music and storytelling evening, all welcome

16th March 10am-4pm – Volcanoes

Volcanic Activity! Is actually on: Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 March, 10am-4pm, Saturday 16 & Sunday 16 March, 10am-4pm but was going to say that the group could meet on Sunday 16th March in the morning say from 10.30am?

National Science and Engineering Week 2008

National Science and Engineering Week (formerly National Science Week) is an opportunity for people of all ages, areas and organisations to take part in science, engineering and technology activities. Events will take place across the country between 7-16 March.


This year,
Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery will be running two weekends of themed family activities to celebrate the explosive world of Volcanoes and the legacy of Professor George Walker (1926-2005), one of Britain’s greatest field geologists and one of the World’s leading volcanologists of the 20th Century.

Discover the explosive world of volcanoes. An action packed day with craft and hands-on activities and displays dedicated to these natural forces. While you are at the event check out our permanent galleries dedicated to scientific discovery from rocks and minerals to bugs and butterflies! Click here to be inspired!

Activities will include: hands-on activities and experiments, erupting volcano model, educational displays, volcanic rocks and minerals, opportunities to try out equipment used to monitor volcanoes

 

16th March, 2pm, family is £4, Cube Kid’s Nanoplex presents: (we went to something similar there recently and it was fab!
KIDS GIG with KID CARPET & GO DUTCH! Sunday 16th/ 2pm/ 2 youth + carers; £4 general admission at the Cube Cinema
Youth and their families are invited to this high-energy gig that get you out of your seats and rocking out! KID’S CARPET makes, in his own words, ‘Kiddy Disco Punk’ using samplers, casio keyboards, and various sellotape
bound second hand toys like Fisher-Price guitars, and tamagotchi innards.

GO DUTCH! are a young Bristol-based trio whose catchy lyrics, creative guitar riffs and vibrant drum beats make them an up & coming sensation. They’re also skillfully balancing their burgeoning musical career with studying for their GCSE’s. Great for all ages, but particularly enjoyable for 9 years and up. www.myspace.com/kidcarpet www.myspace.com/godutchmusic

  • March, April and May – Mr Brown’s Pig doing animal puppet shows at the Zoo every weekend
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    16th March 10am-4pm – Volcanoes

    Volcanic Activity! Is actually on: Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 March, 10am-4pm, Saturday 16 & Sunday 16 March, 10am-4pm but was going to say that the group could meet on Sunday 16th March in the morning say from 10.30am?

    National Science and Engineering Week 2008

    National Science and Engineering Week (formerly National Science Week) is an opportunity for people of all ages, areas and organisations to take part in science, engineering and technology activities. Events will take place across the country between 7-16 March.


    This year,
    Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery will be running two weekends of themed family activities to celebrate the explosive world of Volcanoes and the legacy of Professor George Walker (1926-2005), one of Britain’s greatest field geologists and one of the World’s leading volcanologists of the 20th Century.

    Discover the explosive world of volcanoes. An action packed day with craft and hands-on activities and displays dedicated to these natural forces. While you are at the event check out our permanent galleries dedicated to scientific discovery from rocks and minerals to bugs and butterflies! Click here to be inspired!

    Activities will include: hands-on activities and experiments, erupting volcano model, educational displays, volcanic rocks and minerals, opportunities to try out equipment used to monitor volcanoes

    16th March, 2pm, family is £4, Cube Kid’s Nanoplex presents: (we went to something similar there recently and it was fab!
    KIDS GIG with KID CARPET & GO DUTCH! Sunday 16th/ 2pm/ 2 youth + carers; £4 general admission at the Cube Cinema
    Youth and their families are invited to this high-energy gig that get you out of your seats and rocking out! KID’S CARPET makes, in his own words, ‘Kiddy Disco Punk’ using samplers, casio keyboards, and various sellotape
    bound second hand toys like Fisher-Price guitars, and tamagotchi innards.

    GO DUTCH! are a young Bristol-based trio whose catchy lyrics, creative guitar riffs and vibrant drum beats make them an up & coming sensation. They’re also skillfully balancing their burgeoning musical career with studying for their GCSE’s. Great for all ages, but particularly enjoyable for 9 years and up.

    www.myspace.com/kidcarpet www.myspace.com/godutchmusic aturday 3rd May Jack in the Green morris dancers etc 4pm on Horfield Common

  • Mon 5th May – Redland May Fair
  • 7th & 8th June – Festival of Nature
  • 26th July – Trowbridge Pump Festival – whole weekend but day tickets available
  • 26th July – Boogie for Brizzle at the Zoo
  • 29th-31st August – Ragged Hedge Fair – on Abbey Home Farm organic farm with woods to explore and lots of nice stuff for kids – very small and friendly festival

  • 8th September – Doors Open Day
  • 19th Sept – International Talk Like a Pirate Day – involved in possible children’s pirate shenanigans for this but also adult pirate pandomonium at the legendary Llandoger Trow around this date