Report by Ruby Kelman (Ruby is 17, from Leicester and currently studying for her A levels. She is the Communications Rep for Woodcraft District Fellows.):
On Friday 10th April, Dora from Positive Money came and delivered a workshop for a group of young people from the Woodcraft Folk District Fellows.
District Fellows (or DFs) are the 16-20 age group of the Woodcraft Folk. We run events for young people throughout the year and operate on an ethos based on peace, equality, social justice, cooperation, youth empowerment and protecting the environment.
Dora got us to think about money and what it means to us, as well as explaining banking and debt in an easy, simple way. Generally, DFs try to be pretty well-informed about stuff so it came as a shock to a lot of us how little we really knew.
The workshop was really engaging - it managed to keep the attention of some very sleepy teenagers who’d spent the night camping in a field, and distracted us from the gorgeous weather outside with a mix of discussion, interactive activities, moving around, questions and answers and watching videos as well as just listening.
I think everyone left the workshop having learned something and feeling empowered. And since we’re all about education for social change, we couldn’t have asked for anything better.
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