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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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Judith Wrighte on Falconry For Schools

| Falconry for Schools, Foundation

The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s Falconry for Schools project is enchanting schoolchildren wherever it lands. Its founding Director, Judith Wrighte, is a teacher who knew she could take classroom learning, apply falconry and see great results. Judith wrote for our membership magazine on how she started the project and what it means. Read Judith’s piece, “My…

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Falconry for Schools soars into Hampshire

| Falconry for Schools, Foundation

Judith Wrighte, Director of The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s Falconry for Schools project writes “A First For Falconry”: ‘Falconry for Schools’ was invited to attend a ‘Countryside Day’ for schools at the Bereleigh Estate, East Meon, Hampshire. The educational charity, Hampshire Country Learning based at Sparsholt College, organises estate and farm visits for school children in…

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