National outdoor learning project Fishing 4 Schools expands into Norfolk

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Teachers, fishing enthusiasts and the press gathered at the Assembly House in Norwich on Thursday 5 May to officially launch and discuss how The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s national Fishing 4 Schools (F4S) initiative might benefit young people of all walks of life and abilities in Norfolk and the eastern region. For nearly a decade F4S…

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Calling van drivers – can you help CfR?

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Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland is looking for someone with a van willing to offer both the van and their services for logistical support. The fly fishing programme run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation for ladies with breast cancer operates weekend residential retreats across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and has a store of equipment which needs…

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Casting for Recovery’s warm Yorkshire welcome

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Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the medical fly fishing programme for ladies who have, or have had breast cancer, held its first retreat in North Yorkshire from 15-17 April. The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa near Skipton hosted eleven ladies from across Britain, some of whom were local but with participants from as…

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Fishing 4 Schools director trains England fly fishing youth team

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Fishing 4 Schools director Charles Jardine took to the water with a group of elite young fly fishers over the Easter weekend. Charles is also director of the Team England fly fishing squad and he led their first full training camp at Ravensthorpe in Northamptonshire over the Bank Holiday. It was the first of five…

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Fishing 4 Schools inspires youngsters in Kent

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The Countryside Alliance’s Fishing 4 Schools programme ran an inspiring session for pupils from Orchard School at Marshside Fishery near Canterbury on Friday 11th December. Local MP Julian Brazier was in attendance at the day which was run by fishing coach Kevin Durman and Fishing 4 Schools National Director Charles Jardine. Fishing 4 Schools is a…

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Norfolk school children net the benefits of Fishing 4 Schools open day

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A fantastic day of fishing-related fun was enjoyed by children from schools around Norwich yesterday (6 October) when Fishing 4 Schools held an open day at Lenwade Pike Club. Sixty children from four local schools – The Clare Special School, Norwich, Hockering Church of England Primary School, Dereham, Aylsham High School, Norwich and Great Witchingham…

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Fishing 4 Schools’ new course in Kent

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Fishing 4 Schools instructor Warren White reports: “We started a new course yesterday with Meadowfield school (Sittingbourne) a school whose pupils have profound learning difficulties and autism. Because of the mild weather conditions, although wet at times, the fishing was really good and the young people got the experience of catching some nice sized Carp. We…

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Countryside Alliance Autumn 2015 magazine

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The Countryside Alliance’s Autumn magazine is now online. The Editor’s note introducing the issue reads: There is plenty of good news to report this issue. As Tim Bonner takes over as Chief Executive (p16) The Countryside Alliance Foundation assumes the running of the wonderful Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the fly fishing programme for…

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Casting for Recovery retreat at Kingennie is a ‘reel’ success

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Thirteen ladies from across England and Scotland gathered at the Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort near Dundee for a Casting for Recovery retreat at the weekend (26-27 September). Each of the ladies has, or as had, breast cancer. Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, an innovative charity which is run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation,…

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