Fishing for Schools

Youngsters catch the fishing bug at Farmoor Reservoir day

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Children from six Oxfordshire schools enjoyed some fishy fun at Farmoor Reservoir yesterday (30 April) at an event run jointly by Fishing 4 Schools, The Angling Trust and Thames Water. The youngsters, from Springfield Special School, Mabel Pritchard Special School, The Marlborough School, St Gregory the Great, Chilworth House and the HF Trust, took part…

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Fishing for Schools has big plans for 2015

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The late and Masterful Argentinian Racing Driver, Juan Manuel Fangio, was once heard to say: “what is behind me does not matter.” A great and positive statement, but having a glance backwards does remind you just how far you have come. And goodness, Fishing 4 Schools has come a very long way, indeed. Last year…

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Fishing for Schools strikes gold (and silver and bronze)

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Fishing for Schools Director Charles Jardine introduces the Champions of the programme: Fishing for Schools’ success is soaring. Youngsters, many with a variety of special educational are enabled to take part in fishing as part of an alternative outdoor learning course. An element of classroom work is included, but it’s fun and includes entomology to assist…

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Give a pound to Charles Jardine’s Marathon

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Did you know Charles Jardine has 5,000 friends on Facebook and 2,000 followers on Twitter? Did you also know that Charles Jardine is running the London Marathon for Fishing 4 Schools? If everyone who knows Charles on Facebook and Twitter gives only £1, he will have raised a huge amount of money. And our lovely…

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Fishing for Schools brings magic to Co Durham schoolchildren

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The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s Fishing for Schools programme, held a successful fly fishing training day on the 7th October with the Greenfield Community Arts College [Specialist Arts and Science School] from Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. The course, which was held at the West House Trout Lakes, Bishopton, County Durham, involved 9 children from the school and…

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Fishing for schools in Yorkshire

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The end of the school year has been a busy time for Fishing 4 Schools coach, John Blewitt. Based in Yorkshire, John and the team have delivered the programme to schools in Holmfirth, Sheffield, Rotherham and Wakefield. Recent schools include Forge Valley Community School in Sheffield (pupils pictured). Forge Valley is a typical inner city…

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Fishing for Schools reels in Parliamentary support

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Teenagers from across England and Wales were honoured at Parliament this week at the inaugural Fishing for Schools Awards. Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to three exceptional youngsters.  Fishing for Schools is an educational course organised by The Countryside Alliance Foundation – the charitable arm of the Countryside Alliance – run by renowned…

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Fishing 4 Schools fun day in South Yorkshire

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Fishing 4 Schools is hosting a family open day at Phoenix and Parkgate Angling Club, Ravensfield Ponds, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire on Sunday 27 July, and children and their parents are invited to come along and have a go. The day, starting at 10am, includes expert fishing instruction with the resident coaches in how to…

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