Outdoor Education


Norfolk school children net the benefits of Fishing 4 Schools open day

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

A fantastic day of fishing-related fun was enjoyed by children from schools around Norwich yesterday (6 October) when Fishing 4 Schools held an open day at Lenwade Pike Club. Sixty children from four local schools – The Clare Special School, Norwich, Hockering Church of England Primary School, Dereham, Aylsham High School, Norwich and Great Witchingham…

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New book addresses wildlife management concerns

| Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Foundation, Hunting, Outdoor Education, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Veterinary Association for Wildlife Management (VAWM) commissioned a new book, The Facts of Rural Life, to address a number of concerns it has on the management of wildlife in the countryside. The book is now available for £10 and addresses concerns such as:  • the loss, or potential loss, of many vulnerable species; • the…

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Fishing for School’s successful course with The Malling school

| Campaigns, Events and Competitions, Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Fundraising, Outdoor Education

Fishing 4 Schools instructor Warren reports back from a successful first trip to Hadlow with The Malling school: “This session was changed from Monk Lakes to Hadlow because of a weather forecast of heavy rain and lightning. At Hadlow we have the new lodge that has just been built so handy in bad weather conditions….

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TV farmer Adam Henson raises cash for Countryside Alliance outdoor education projects

| Foundation, Outdoor Education

TV presenter and farmer Adam Henson was the guest of honour at an event at the Kent Showground on 21 November, which raised £6,000 for the Countryside Alliance Foundation and the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI). Michelle Nudds, regional director for The Countryside Alliance Foundation, said: “It was great to hear Adam talk about the…

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Routes to Rural Employment – R2RE

| Foundation, Outdoor Education

The Scottish Countryside Alliance tells us: The step by step journey from education to employment is one of the key moments in a young person’s life. It is a journey that for all too many rural Scots is broken by the lack of sustainable local employment opportunities. It is in the common interest and for…

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Broadcasting the rural message

| Foundation, Outdoor Education

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Alice Barnard writes: While for most of us every week is countryside week, I would draw your attention to National Countryside Week, an important initiative launched by HRH the Prince of Wales’ Countryside Fund.   The Prince’s Countryside Fund was set up a year ago to try to address numerous problems, including the…

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Demon conkers – Shooting Times editorial on outdoor education

| Foundation, Outdoor Education

Shooting Times magazine is backing The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s outdoor education campaign. The magazine takes a common sense approach to encouraging youngsters into the countryside and are keen on helping increase youth participation in shooting sports. The magazine’s editor, Alastair Balmain, has written an editorial in which he reveals the extent of the Health and…

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