FWG operations during COVID-19 lockdown

Free We Grow has started to operate its summer term online. A programme with online sessions has been created based on childrens’ and facilitators’ ideas. This way we continue offering chidren a routine during lockdown. In the sessions children can meet each other, explore their interests together with the facilitators and pursue their own projects further.

Summer Term 2020 (10 weeks) April 22 – May 22
Half term break (May 27 – May 29)
June 3 – July 3

FWG operations amid COVID-19 virus outbreak

Free We Grow is operating online from today March 18th until the 27th. These are the last two weeks of the spring term. This way we want to continue offering a routine to the children. They can meet each other and explore their interests together with the facilitators virtually.

The way in which FWG will operate after the easter holidays (April 22) to start the summer term, is still to be determined.

Upcoming Parents’ information meeting

Free We Grow next Parents’ information meeting will take place on Thursday 5th of March 2020 from 6 to 8pm. Children are welcome.

If you are interested in hearing more about the project, meet our facilitators and some of the founders and view the venue come along to the meeting.

If you have any question email us at hi@freewegrow.co.uk

We are hiring!

Facilitator

Free We Grow is a unique learning community in South London looking for an enthusiastic and capable facilitator to join our team in spring term 2020. We are looking for an exceptional candidate who has experience working with children aged 5 to 11 and is passionate about self-directed and democratic education. We are based in a nature reserve and are looking for a candidate who is as comfortable outdoors as indoors.

Download the full job description:

FWG Facilitator Job Description

Could this be something for you?

Send us your CV with a cover letter stating why you are interested in this position to hi@freewegrow.co.uk

Application deadline: January, 10th 2020

Upcoming Parents’ information meeting

Free We Grow next Parents’ information meeting will take place on Wednesday 6th of November 2019 from 6 to 8pm. Children are welcome.

If you are interested in hearing more about the project, meet our facilitators and some of the founders and view the venue come along to the meeting.

If you have any question email us at hi@freewegrow.co.uk

Upcoming Information Meeting

Free We Grow next Parents’ information meeting will take place on Sunday 8th of September 2019 from 6 to 8pm. Children are welcome.

If you are interested in hearing more about the project, meet our facilitators and some of the founders and view the venue come along to the meeting.

If you have any question email us at hi@freewegrow.co.uk

Open Day – Saturday, June 29

Free We Grow is delighted to invite you to our next Open Day, Saturday 29th June from 1 till 4 PM.

In this occasion, we are dedicating the afternoon to the exploration and reflection on the topic of Empathy.

As part of the activities for the day, we will be screening the documentary Love, Hate and Everything in Between by filmmaker and director Alex Gabbay.

‘The documentary looks into the world of neuroscience, psychology, education and technology to explore the extraordinary relevance of empathy in today’s increasingly interconnected world.
Man’s capacity for kindness and compassion is overshadowed only by his ability to be as cruel and destructive. Can empathy resolve issues of aggression and subjugation, where wars, politics and economic sanctions have failed? ‘

Film will be projected at 2 PM with a duration of 55 minutes.

After the film we will have time for reflection and exchange of thoughts.

Please note that film is suitable for children over 12 years old, due to the graphic nature of some of the scenes. Activities for smaller children will be available during the projection of the film. There will be always an adult from FWG to accompany them and look after them while parents are watching the film.

Entry is free and there are 20 spaces available. Please email us if you would like to attend or have any questions about the event:  emma@freewegrow.co.uk

During same day and times, Dacres Wood Nature Reserve will be accessible to the public, as part of  the Friend of Dacres Wood Open Day. Everyone is welcome to come and wonder around this hidden gem in the heart of Forest Hill.

We look forward to sharing with you this fantastic day!

Upcoming Information Meeting

Free We Grow next Parents’ information meeting will take place on Sunday 28th April 2018 from 5 to 7pm.

If you are interested in hearing more about the project, meet our facilitators and some of the founders and view the venue come along to the meeting.

If you have any question email us at hi@freewegrow.co.uk