Fishing for Schools

Fishing 4 Schools director welcomes Government pledge to improve mental health support for children

| Fishing for Schools, Latest News, Press Release

Fishing 4 Schools, a charity project run by the Countryside Alliance, is pleased by the Government’s announcement today (9 January) of improved support for children with mental health issues. Many of the children and young adults who attend Fishing 4 Schools courses across the country attend special schools and a number of them have issues…

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The Countryside Alliance Foundation nets fly fishing star

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Fishing for Schools, Foundation

The Countryside Alliance Foundation is delighted to announce that Sue Shaw, a former England Ladies Fly Fishing team captain, has joined the charity as its new Projects Co-ordinator. Sue will join the team to work across charitable projects including Casting for Recovery and Fishing 4 Schools, primarily to promote fishing’s role in education and therapy…

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Fishing 4 Schools feature in the Telegraph

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On Saturday 5th November 2016 the Daily Telegraph’s Education section featured The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s Fishing 4 Schools project. In “Cast the rod, empower the child,” Jonny Cooper writes: “Look what happens as soon as you start teaching fishing to children,” says Charles Jardine, reaching for his equipment. “You tell them to hold a net in…

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Fly fishing and a common purpose

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Fishing 4 Schools Director and fly fishing legend Charles Jardine recently hosted one of the successful bids from last year’s New York Auction with his good friend Robert Denman on Robert’s section of the Elk River in Colorado. This “lot” will be repeated in this years’s NYC auction and is a fitting reminder of the…

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Fishing 4 Schools course is gateway to BTEC course for young students

| Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Outdoor Education

Warren White, who leads the Fishing 4 Schools (F4S) programme in Kent, and angling coach David Evans are working with five students from Rowhill Community Special School, in Longfield. The boys are embarking on a level one BTEC in land-based studies after being introduced to angling by F4S. Warren said: “This course is a bit of…

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The Spectator: State schools are discovering huntin’, shootin’ and fishin’

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News

The Spectator’s Camilla Swift has written about outdoor education, observing “Traditionally, private schools have led the way in teaching youngsters about the ways of the countryside. Many state schools, however, are now following their example.” Camilla goes on to write about our own Fishing 4 Schools project, quoting its Director, Charles Jardine. Also mentioned is the…

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Grand National winner Ryan Mania joins Aintree charity race

| Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Fundraising, Hunting, Press Release

Ryan Mania (left, image by Kevin Owens), who won the 2013 Grand National aboard Auroras Encore, will return to the scene of his victory, Aintree, on 23 October to race in a charity event in aid of The Countryside Alliance Foundation. Sponsor him here Eight other fundraisers will attempt to beat the 27-year-old, who last raced in…

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