Around 60 pupils from four Norfolk schools will take part in a fun fishing day at Lenwade Pike Club near Norwich on Tuesday 13 September, organised by Fishing 4 Schools.
All local press are invited to come along to learn all about F4S and join in the fun.
F4S is a project that introduces all types of fishing to children, aged from 10-14, who have not had the opportunity to try the sport before. The aim is to engage young people in the various aspects of fishing and related learning skills, whilst teaching them about the countryside, conservation and how water works. We see angling as a vital vehicle to both broaden education and increase confidence amongst young people and many of the young people who take part in our courses have special physical or behavioural needs.
During the event, which runs from 10am-2pm, the youngsters will try the following activities:
- Fly tying
- Coarse fishing
- Cookery/fish biology
- Float making
- Knot tying
- Aquatic fauna and microbiology workshop – entomology
- An art class with champion fly-fisherman and artist, Charles Jardine
Director of F4S Charles Jardine said: “We held our first open day at Lenwade last year and it was such a success we’ve made it an annual event. I can’t wait to get back to the lake with our Norfolk volunteers and help these young people get fishing.”
For more information, contact Charles Jardine on 07496 282652, Norfolk organiser Sally Acloque on 01603 872392 or the Countryside Alliance press office on 0207 840 9220
Notes for journalists
- Media are very welcome to attend Lenwade Pike Club on 13 September – please let us know if you would like to come along.
- Children from four local schools will be taking part:
The Clare School, a specialist physical/sensory complex needs school, Norwich
Hockering Church of England Primary School, Dereham
Great Witchingham Church of England Primary School
Stradbroke Primary Academy, Great Yarmouth
- You can find more information about F4S here – http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-fishing
- See our website www.countryside-alliance.org for details of other Countryside Alliance projects and campaigns