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Adults from mental health groups get a taste of angling from the Fishing for Schools Kent team

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Fishing 4 Schools Kent welcomed a big group from the Charlton Athletic Disability and Mental Health Trust to Grove Farm, Hadlow, yesterday (24 July) for their annual fishing taster day. This was part of many courses the group delivers to adults from local mental health and disability organisations once the schools have broken up each…

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Actor Julian Lewis Jones joins Fishing for Schools and Welsh schools for sea fishing expedition

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Welsh actor Julian Lewis Jones joined youngsters from Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen in Caernarfon and Holyhead High School for a day’s sea fishing last Monday (2 July) as part of a three-day fishing adventure, organised by the schools and Fishing for Schools (F4S). Gareth Edwards, assistant headteacher of Syr Hugh Owen said it all started…

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“Scale” drawings invited! Fishing for Schools Kent launches fishing art competition

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The Fishing for Schools regions are always looking for ways to make fishing fun for their pupils – this can include bait challenges (identifying baits by taste and feel whilst blindfolded!) and fishing competitions, but next school year the  Kent Fishing for Schools team is running a fun art competition between its schools, and the…

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Old-style fishing match raises £1,971 for Fishing for Schools

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The inaugural Olde Bait Challenge took place on 17 June at Wessex Water’s Durleigh Reservoir, Somerset, raising a fabulous £1,971 for Fishing for Schools. Very many thanks to organiser and Fishing for Schools instructor Ray Jones! F4S instructor Charlie Halliday gave us this report from the day: “Ye Olde Bait Challenge attracted some big names…

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Fishing for Schools: Some of our most challenging work is with children in Pupil Referral Units

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Some of the potentially most challenging youngsters Fishing for Schools (F4S) instructors work with are those from Pupil Referral Units (PRUs). The Department for Education describes PRUs as places where “children who aren’t able to attend school and may not otherwise receive suitable education” go to school. This is often because they have been permanently…

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World Fishing Day is coming up – will you be taking part?

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World Fishing Day takes place on Saturday 23 June and Fishing for Schools (F4S) and Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland (CfR) shall be taking part. Will you? World Fishing Day aims to bring anglers from across the world together, showcase fishing to new people and show the wonderful benefits of our sport. World Fishing Day…

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Take part in Somerset’s Ye Olde Bait Challenge and raise money for Fishing for Schools

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It’s time to get your entries in for Ye Olde Bait Challenge, a charity fishing match in aid of Fishing for Schools on Saturday (17 June) at Durleigh Reservoir, Somerset. This is one occasion where grey hairs may be an advantage as, although all fishing methods are welcomed, no modern baits will be allowed in…

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City kids experience the wild life with Fishing for Schools

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Pupils from an inner-city school got a taste of the countryside yesterday (5 June) when they visited Walthamstow Wetlands with the Fishing for Schools initiative. Twenty youngsters from Raynham Primary School in Enfield, London enjoyed a wildlife walk and hunted for insects in the lake during the two-hour session and all managed to catch a…

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More Aims Award success for Kent schools

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Fishing for Schools (F4S) was accredited to provide the Ofqual regulated Aim Awards in angling skills last year and so far nine pupils have worked towards this qualification with us. In January three pupils from Broomhill Bank North School, in Swanley, Kent became the first in the country to gain the Level One Aim Award…

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