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Fishing for Schools

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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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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Angling Trust grant will improve facilities for disabled fishers on F4S courses

| Fishing for Schools, Latest News, Outdoor Education, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s Fishing 4 Schools (F4S) project and Hadlow College in Kent have received a £5,000 grant from the Angling Trust to improve facilities for disabled fishers and train young instructors at the college’s Grove Farm Fishery.  F4S runs short courses that offer a different way of learning for pupils, many with special…

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