We are part of the Woodcraft Folk, an educational movement in
England, Scotland and Wales for children and young people designed to
develop self-confidence and activity in society with the aim of building a
world based on equality, friendship, peace and co-operation.
In our town of Hebden Bridge, we currently run four regular
Woodcraft Folk groups, for children aged 6-7, 8-9, 10-12 and 12-14. Groups
meet weekly in termtime, and go away on camping and hostelling trips in
Height GateOne of our most exciting current projects is the development of a camping barn in the beautiful south Pennines countryside near our town. This was purchased with the assistance of a grant from the National Lottery Charities Board.
On Sunday, 10th October the Height Gate Barn was formally opened by Chris McCafferty MP and Martin Wainwright, the Guardian's northern correspondent. Over a hundred people walked up the track from the valley road with their packed lunches to attend the opening and a planting of a rowan tree by our MP. See some digital camera photos of the event.
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