Welcome to Falconry for Schools
The Countryside Alliance Foundation's Falconry for Schools project complements perfectly our Fishing 4 Schools project in that it enhances learning in a fun environment whilst teaching youngsters about the beauty of an ancient sport - in this case, flying birds of prey.
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
It’s the end of what was a busy and exciting academic year for Falconry for Schools. The project was delivered to 26 schools combined in Hampshire, Cornwall, Yorkshire and Lancashire between January and July 2014. In December, the project recruited three new instructors who attended a training day led by course director Judith Wrighte.Read more
Thursday, 24 July 2014
2014 has been a productive year for the Foundation’s Falconry for Schools programme with schools in Yorkshire, Hampshire and Cornwall getting involved in the programme. Feedback has been positive and children are thrilled to come into close contact with the beautiful birds. Sharon Bindon is a Falconry for Schools Instructor in Cornwall and recently visited Roseland College. Their comments on the programme speak for themselves:
Friday, 11 July 2014
The Alliance’s outdoor education project Falconry for Schools have been going from strength to strength this year. The project's team has now trained four falconers who are running education days in Hampshire, the South West, Yorkshire and the East of England. So far this year eight falconry days have been run and it is anticipated that around 600 children will benefit from this project this year.
Friday, 16 May 2014
Falconry for Schools Director Judy Wrighte updates us on the project: Last week The Countryside Alliance Foundation with the ‘Falconry for Schools’ project was invited to attend another ‘Countryside Day’ for schools held at Rotherfield Park Estate, East Tidsted, Hampshire. This Countryside Day was designed to enable pupils to learn about what happens on a country estate today and how it has changed over the years. Throughout the day the pupils from the schools visited a carousel of various activity stations across the Rotherfield Park Estate. The activities from estate staff and from external organisations provided the pupils with an overview of their job, the tasks they undertake and the importance of their job in maintaining the estate and the countryside.Read more
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
The 2014 Falconry for Schools programme has begun with pupils at schools in Hampshire and Bradford participating over the last month.
Thursday, 2 January 2014
Congratulations to Dr Nick Fox who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. The award is for ‘Services to Falconry and the Conservation of Raptors’. This is the highest award ever given for services to Falconry.Read more
Monday, 28 October 2013
Judith Wrighte, Director of The Countryside Alliance Foundation's Falconry for Schools project writes "A First For Falconry": ‘Falconry for Schools’ was invited to attend a ‘Countryside Day’ for schools at the Bereleigh Estate, East Meon, Hampshire. The educational charity, Hampshire Country Learning based at Sparsholt College, organises estate and farm visits for school children in and around Hampshire in order to better understand the working countryside and food production. Hampshire Country Learning has been part of The Country Trust since 2007.Read more
Tuesday, 30 July 2013
The Countryside Alliance Foundation's Falconry for Schools project is enchanting schoolchildren wherever it lands. Its founding Director, Judith Wrighte, is a teacher who knew she could take classroom learning, apply falconry and see great results. Judith wrote for our membership magazine on how she started the project and what it means. Read Judith's piece, "My Countryside", here, in which she explains The project has been met with great success. In a school for boys aged 11-16 who have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, the students’ involvement impressed the staff, who had rarely seen such engagement. The birds’ calming influence was plainly evident and the boys handled them withtenderness and respect......"