Outdoor Education

Fishing for Schools champions celebrated at the House of Commons

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Twenty-four young anglers from across the UK were recognised at the House of Commons yesterday (15 November) in the Fishing for Schools Champions Awards. Fishing for Schools is an initiative run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation, the charitable arm of the Countryside Alliance. It provides short angling courses to schools across the country, to aid…

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Two donations to the Fishing for Schools south west team

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It’s been a successful couple of weeks for the Fishing for Schools south west team. They have received two generous donations to help the hundreds of youngsters who take part in F4S activities across the region. A donation of just under £200 was handed over to our instructor Charlie Halliday at the European Sport Fishing…

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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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Wet weather could not dampen spirits at the Fishing for Schools eastern region’s open day

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Despite strong wind and rain, two tents being blown over in the early hours of the morning, and a power cut, 40 children from six local primary and secondary schools enjoyed a fabulous day of angling activities at the Fishing for Schools eastern region’s open day on 5 October, at Lenwade, near Norwich. This was…

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Fundraising fishing event raises cash for new Fishing for Schools group

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A fabulous fundraising angling event was held at Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District on Saturday (23 Sept) in aid of the new Fishing for Schools South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire group. Twenty-five people took part in the fishing competitions and then carried on to a very jolly meal and raffle at the nearby Ladybower…

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A fabulous Chatsworth Country Fair for Fishing for Schools

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Fishing for Schools enjoyed three fabulous days at Chatsworth Country Fair (1-3 September), with the new and improved Fishing for Schools Fisherman’s Village an unprecedented success. For the first time the angling area at the annual country fair was sponsored and run by Fishing for Schools and our new fly fishing charity Castaway, with additional…

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Fishing for Schools casts its net further to support mental health groups in the South East

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With the school summer holidays on-going, the Fishing for Schools Kent team has been extending the benefits of fishing to adults and young people from three mental health groups. The benefits of fishing to mind and body are well known. The most obvious boon is that common to all activities that take us out into…

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August’s tips for young anglers, with Bob Goble

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July started unseasonably warm, with record temperatures in the south east – though cooler and wetter elsewhere. I suspect August will be much the same. Trout fishing has been difficult , with some fisheries deciding to close until the end of the month. Trout are a cold water species and don’t tolerate water that is too…

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Yorkshire students get hooked on angling with two-day Fishing for Schools course

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Pupils from Dearne Advanced Learning Centre, at Goldthorpe near Rotherham, enjoyed two days of fishing-themed fun, thanks to the national Fishing for Schools scheme. The Fishing for Schools Derbyshire and Yorkshire team and local chef Ben Atkinson challenged the pupils to a MasterChef style cook off on the first day (6 July) with Year Seven…

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