Dreams

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning” – Gloria Steinem

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward: you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future” – Steve Jobs

“Why do I dream? So that I can come back to what I know. So that I can see the place I came from with new eyes and extracolors. And the people there see me differently, too. Coming back to where I started is not the same as never leaving.” Sir Terry Pritchett

If we spend all our time following standardised ways of learning and standardised ways of working, we tend to mould ourselves to fit in. We can become perfectionists and lower our ability to adapt. Lower our mental agility. Become mentally brittle. Our perfectionism can create a downward spiral in how we think. If we make a mistake we can feel less confident and doubt ourselves so that we make more mistakes, which makes us doubt ourselves more. We may well also start to believe that anyone who refuses to be like us, refuses to “MeToo”, is deliberately trying to knock down the pillars on which we make sense of the world and we must stop them. It is often a stressful, anxious, angry life.

A good way to stop moulding ourselves is to spend time unfolding ourselves. A good way to unfold ourselves is to try new things. To risk failure. To be kind to ourselves and others as we create, discover and invent. To forgive ourselves of all our mistakes, as mistakes mean we are learning. And to be kind to others by seeing their mistakes as their own learning. To encourage ourselves and others to make mistakes. To encourage ourselves and each other to express ourselves. No blaming. To adapt to improve the balance between meeting our needs, the needs of others, with the needs of the situation we share. To make our shared situation work for everyone. To see it as an act of unkindness for us to force, manipulate, trap, coerce others to fit a mould, to be like ourselves, to do things in the same standardised way as we do.

We will NOT mould anyone

Everyone in a position of power over others, is a member of LifeSkills21.org

If anyone feels they are being moulded, they can complain to LifeSkills21.org

LifeSkills21.org will investigate and if a complaint is upheld that person will be removed from LifeSkills21.org and then removed from a position of power at our festival. There will be lots of members of LifeSkils21.org at the festival.

We will never mould anyone.

Here is a sample list of the activities on offer… of which give you the freedom to create, discover, and invent :

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Bushcraft
  • BMX
  • Cooking for Fun
  • Circus Skills
  • Dance
  • Drumming
  • Drama
  • Face Painting
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Hula Hooping
  • Mask Making
  • Music
  • Nature Walks
  • Open stage
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Painting
  • Parachute Games
  • Parkour
  • Singing
  • Story Telling
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

What to bring

  • Sports equipment
  • Arts and Crafts items
  • Bush craft utensils
  • Swimming trunks
  • BMX/bike and helmet
  • Fancy dress costumes
  • Wetsuit
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Waterproofs
  • Musical instruments
  • Open mind

Please note the list of activities available is subject to change and a more detailed programme of the scheduled activities will be available closer to the time.