Falconry for Schools

Animal care students learn about birds of prey with Falconry for Schools

| Falconry for Schools, Foundation, Outdoor Education, Press Release, Uncategorised

Pupils completing a BTEC Level 2 Animal Care course at Park High School, Colne, Lancashire have been learning about raptors with Falconry for Schools. Our north of England instructor Sandra Johnson and her team have run a course of four mornings with the youngsters – teaching them about the history of falconry,  its uses today…

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Devon school kids go wild for raptors with a visit from Falconry for Schools

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Youngsters from Clawton Primary School in Holsworthy, Devon, took a walk on the wild side, with a visit from Falconry for Schools. Falconry for Schools instructor Sharon Bindon brought six of her birds into the classroom for a two-day project, teaching the year five and six pupils all about our native raptors and how falconers…

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London Marathon team has raised more than £11,000 and still counting for TCAF initiatives

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Falconry for Schools, Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Fundraising, Latest News, Press Release

A massive thank you is due to the six runners who took part in yesterday’s Virgin Money London Marathon (23 April) in aid of The Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF). Between them, they have so far raised more than £11,000 for the TCAF initiatives Fishing 4 Schools, Falconry for Schools and Casting for Recovery. This will…

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Charles Jardine’s London Marathon blog: Week 8 – It’s time to download some tunes

| Falconry for Schools, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Latest News, Outdoor Education

Fishing 4 Schools founder and director Charles Jardine will run the Virgin Money London Marathon on 23 April for Fishing 4 Schools. You can sponsor him through JustGiving. It’s been a frantic week workwise, which has meant little time for training, but what I have done has been good and we are into the final…

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The Countryside Alliance Foundation London Marathon team eyes the start line with three weeks to go

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Falconry for Schools, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Latest News, Outdoor Education, Uncategorised

There are now just three weeks to the Virgin Money London Marathon on 23 April and our intrepid six-strong team are raring for the off. They are all raising money for our TCAF charities – Fishing 4 Schools, Casting for Recovery and Falconry for Schools. You can sponsor each of them through JustGiving by following the…

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Success for Alliance team in the RideLondon cycle rides

| Campaigns, Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Falconry for Schools, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Fundraising, Press Release, Uncategorised

There was triumph for the Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF) team on Sunday, with all members successfully completing the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and 46 mile courses. The team has now raised more than £5,500 for TCAF charities Fishing 4 Schools, Casting for Recovery and Falconry for Schools, with donations still coming in. Despite long delays and…

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Falconry for Schools

| Falconry for Schools, Foundation

The 2014 Falconry for Schools programme has begun with pupils at schools in Hampshire and Bradford participating over the last month. Feedback from last year’s schools has been positive. Comments include, “Having the opportunity to work with and learn about the birds that were brought into school proved to be a pivotal moment …… It…

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Judith Wrighte on Falconry For Schools

| Falconry for Schools, Foundation

The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s Falconry for Schools project is enchanting schoolchildren wherever it lands. Its founding Director, Judith Wrighte, is a teacher who knew she could take classroom learning, apply falconry and see great results. Judith wrote for our membership magazine on how she started the project and what it means. Read Judith’s piece, “My…

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