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Falconry for Schools – an incredible year

| Falconry for Schools, Foundation

It’s the end of what was a busy and exciting academic year for Falconry for Schools. The project was delivered to 26 schools combined in Hampshire, Cornwall, Yorkshire and Lancashire between January and July 2014. In December, the project recruited three new instructors who attended a training day led by course director Judith Wrighte.  During…

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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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Falconry for Schools

| Falconry for Schools, Foundation

The 2014 Falconry for Schools programme has begun with pupils at schools in Hampshire and Bradford participating over the last month. Feedback from last year’s schools has been positive. Comments include, “Having the opportunity to work with and learn about the birds that were brought into school proved to be a pivotal moment …… It…

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The Latest from Falconry for Schools

| Falconry for Schools, Foundation

The last academic year for Falconry for Schools was a very busy and successful one, with the project delivered to 26 schools. Owing to the popularity of the project and the interest shown from other schools, there is a current waiting list of approximately 30 schools desperately wanting the project to be delivered in their…

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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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Medical charity invites applications for Hampshire fly fishing retreat

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Foundation

Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland invites applications for its Kimbridge-on-the-Test retreat, to be held from 24-26 July 2015. Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland offers ladies who have (or have had) breast cancer the chance to come on an all-expenses-paid retreat which combines medical support and workshops alongside fly casting tuition and entomology. Our second…

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