Outdoor Education

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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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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Stepping up our educational work

| Foundation, Outdoor Education

The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s Chief Executive, Alice Barnard, writes:  Our campaign to see outdoor education included on the National Curriculum is gathering momentum, and I wanted to update you on our progress. Our dedicated campaigns team has been at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference in Birmingham this week, with a new outdoor education-focused stand.  Delegates have been…

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Sign a petition to save rural education

| Foundation, Outdoor Education

From field to fork…Securing the future of food and farming. Are you aware that, as of 2015, Land Based BTECs will no longer count in school league tables? The knock on effect of this will be that schools like Brymore School in Somerset, which currently offers Land Based BTECs such as Agriculture and Horticulture, will be forced…

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Encouraging & inspiring the next generation

| Foundation, Outdoor Education

Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: Today I have the pleasure of judging our Young Countryside Writer competition, alongside Alastair Balmain of Shooting Times, Tracey Allen of Countrymans Weekly and Michael Clayton, author and former editor of Horse & Hound. I am looking forward to it immensely and have been impressed both by the…

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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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