Outdoor Education

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

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

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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Fishing 4 Schools East celebrates two generous donations

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Fishing 4 Schools  Eastern region has recently received two  major contributions to its projects. The Thetford-based Shadwell Estate Company donated £1,300 to help provide a 10-session course to youngsters at Thetford Academy over the past two months. The course focussed on children who had been excluded from mainstream education because of behavioural issues and F4s volunteer Andrew Matthews said the…

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Wiltshire school pupils get hooked on angling thanks to Fishing 4 Schools course

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Pupils from Pewsey Vale School in Wiltshire have been learning to fly fish at Marlborough College’s fantastic angling facilities on the River Kennet this term, thanks to a collaboration between the two schools and our national Fishing 4 Schools (F4S) project. Six key stage three pupils – Callum Dawson, Zak Awoodun, George Prout, Kahlan and Raye…

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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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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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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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National outdoor learning project Fishing 4 Schools expands into Norfolk

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Teachers, fishing enthusiasts and the press gathered at the Assembly House in Norwich on Thursday 5 May to officially launch and discuss how The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s national Fishing 4 Schools (F4S) initiative might benefit young people of all walks of life and abilities in Norfolk and the eastern region. For nearly a decade F4S…

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Fishing 4 Schools director trains England fly fishing youth team

| Campaigns, Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Outdoor Education, Press Release

Fishing 4 Schools director Charles Jardine took to the water with a group of elite young fly fishers over the Easter weekend. Charles is also director of the Team England fly fishing squad and he led their first full training camp at Ravensthorpe in Northamptonshire over the Bank Holiday. It was the first of five…

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