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Falconry for Schools brings feathered fun to West Yorkshire school

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A hundred students from Ryburn Valley High School in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire took part in Falconry for Schools fun over four days last month. The pupils, mostly from Years 7 and 8, plus a handful of 6th form vocational skills students, enjoyed visits from falconer Rhiannon Cowling and her birds on 14, 15, 17 and…

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Fishing 4 Schools tip of the month December – It’s cold outside!

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Fishing for Schools instructor Bob Goble picks his tip of the month for young anglers and this month he’s focusing on the basics – keeping warm! He says:  My first picture is of a very cold and frosty morning at Springhill Trout Waters a year back, and by George it was brass monkey weather. In…

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Lancashire school children get all of a flutter with Falconry for Schools

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Falconry for Schools spent two days at Heathland School in Accrington on 20 and 23 November teaching Senior 2 and 3 pupils all about raptors and falconry.  Siobhan Robinson from the school said: “I’d just like to say that Rhiannon who ran the course was brilliant, she was very knowledgeable and really got the pupils…

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Fishing for Schools champions celebrated at the House of Commons

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Twenty-four young anglers from across the UK were recognised at the House of Commons yesterday (15 November) in the Fishing for Schools Champions Awards. Fishing for Schools is an initiative run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation, the charitable arm of the Countryside Alliance. It provides short angling courses to schools across the country, to aid…

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Two donations to the Fishing for Schools south west team

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It’s been a successful couple of weeks for the Fishing for Schools south west team. They have received two generous donations to help the hundreds of youngsters who take part in F4S activities across the region. A donation of just under £200 was handed over to our instructor Charlie Halliday at the European Sport Fishing…

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Animal care students learn about birds of prey with Falconry for Schools

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Pupils completing a BTEC Level 2 Animal Care course at Park High School, Colne, Lancashire have been learning about raptors with Falconry for Schools. Our north of England instructor Sandra Johnson and her team have run a course of four mornings with the youngsters – teaching them about the history of falconry,  its uses today…

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Cancer nurse runs the Royal Parks Half for our Casting for Recovery programme

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One of Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland’s team members, Lottie Weston, an oncology specialist nurse who has previously worked in the breast cancer sphere for many years, ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 8th October to raise funds for the charitable project. Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland is a charitable programme…

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Wet weather could not dampen spirits at the Fishing for Schools eastern region’s open day

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Despite strong wind and rain, two tents being blown over in the early hours of the morning, and a power cut, 40 children from six local primary and secondary schools enjoyed a fabulous day of angling activities at the Fishing for Schools eastern region’s open day on 5 October, at Lenwade, near Norwich. This was…

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Our Casting for Recovery team create pink flies to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017 and raise vital donations

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To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017, our team at Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland have created some beautiful pink flies to raise vital donations for the project. Casting for Recovery (CfR) has been in operation in the UK and Ireland for 10 years, and is a charitable project run by The Countryside Alliance…

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