Fishing for Schools

Just two months to go for the Countryside Alliance London Marathon team

| Events and Competitions, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Fundraising

Training is starting in earnest for the Countryside Alliance’s Virgin Money London Marathon team who will be pounding the streets of London on 23 April, in aid of The Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF). Top fundraiser so far is amateur polo player and Cheshire hunt regular Josh Woolley, 27, who was to run the Marathon for…

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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

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools

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

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Latest News

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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