The quiet parkland estate of Escot is coming alive this week, taken over by hundreds of young people who are coming to Devon to share a week of entertainment, education and new experiences.
The event has been organised by the Woodcraft Folk, an international youth movement that promotes friendship, equality and cooperation. The camp, which takes place between 24 and 31 July is designed for, and run by the young people involved who are all aged between 16 and 20. This age group in the Woodcraft Folk are called District Fellows (DF’s).
165 teams, over 1300 kids and two glorious days of sunshine descended on Feniton this weekend, for Exeter City’s 11th annual 6-a-side youth tournament.
The event, jointly hosted by the Exeter City’s Academy and their Football in the Community Charitable Trust, saw hundreds of youngsters enjoying a festival of football over two sun-kissed days at Feniton Football Club. The three pitches were quartered up into 6-a-side playing fields, as the youngsters from age groups ranging from under-7 to under-15 took part in Devon’s showpiece youth tournament of the summer.
A sponsored sleep out in Exeter city centre on Saturday night raised over £23,000 for Exeter YMCA’s work with local homeless young people.
180 people took part in the sleep out, called ‘Sleep Easy’, battling against lows of three degrees Celsius and torrential rain. Participants included six members from the Gilbert Stephens Young Professional Network who raised over £1,000 for the charity. Gilbert Stephens were also the main sponsors of the event.
A local youth choir is recruiting for new members as it gears up for the new term. Exeter Singing Roots is a vocal ensemble for young people aged 8 - 16, directed by professional singer and singing leader, Sarah Owen from Wren Music.
The choir meets on Thursdays in term-time at the St. Sidwell’s Centre, Exeter and is an opportunity to develop your musical skills, make new friends, enjoy using your voice as well taking part in performances.