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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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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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