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Falconry for Schools

Falconry for Schools brings birds of prey into the classroom at Milverton Primary

| Falconry for Schools, Foundation, Latest News, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release

Pupils from Milverton Primary in Taunton came face to face with owls, falcons and hawks when Falconry for Schools instructor Sharon Bindon brought her birds into the classroom on Friday (9 November). Year 4 pupils Amber Green and Sebastian Tarry wrote this report of their day: “Today, the whole school started the day with an…

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Well done to our tremendous London Marathon team all who raised money for TCAF initiatives

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

A massive thank you is due to the four runners who battled the heat and took part in yesterday’s Virgin Money London Marathon (22nd April) in aid of The Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF). Between them, they have so far raised more than £5000.00 for the TCAF initiatives Fishing 4 Schools, Falconry for Schools and Casting for Recovery. This will…

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Sheffield school pupils rewarded with a visit from Falconry for Schools

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Fifty children from a Sheffield school were rewarded for their good behaviour and hard work with a visit from Dusty the African spotted eagle owl and Oslo the Harris hawk from the Falconry for Schools programme.  The birds and handler Rhiannon Cowling were invited into school today (13 December) as part of a “golden card”…

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Falconry for Schools brings feathered fun to West Yorkshire school

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A hundred students from Ryburn Valley High School in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire took part in Falconry for Schools fun over four days last month. The pupils, mostly from Years 7 and 8, plus a handful of 6th form vocational skills students, enjoyed visits from falconer Rhiannon Cowling and her birds on 14, 15, 17 and…

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Lancashire school children get all of a flutter with Falconry for Schools

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Falconry for Schools spent two days at Heathland School in Accrington on 20 and 23 November teaching Senior 2 and 3 pupils all about raptors and falconry.  Siobhan Robinson from the school said: “I’d just like to say that Rhiannon who ran the course was brilliant, she was very knowledgeable and really got the pupils…

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

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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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