Lymm High School develops learning opportunity through Angling

Lymm High School students enjoy learning at Meadow View Fishery.

Dreamstore has provided a wide range of Browning-ZEBCO equipment to Lymm High School for a new Angling Club. Eric Hazzard, a teacher at Lymm High School, has ten to fifteen Year 8 pupils meeting each Wednesday lunchtime for an Angling Club Hour – since Whit half term everyone has been taken angling in groups of 4/5 each Wednesday.

Eric explains the range of activities he is organising from the School:

“On Tuesdays we have a small group of Year 9 pupils who are preparing to take an Open College Network (OCN), Angling and the Environment, course in Year 10. This year there have been three Year 10 students taking the OCN course, due to complete by mid-July, who are likely to move on to a coaching course next year. Links and visits have been made with primary schools in the area and it is planned for Year 11 students to coach primary pupils next year when they are coach training.

An inter-hall angling competition has been organised for 15th July for our school sports day: there are 5 halls and 2 pupils from each hall will compete. 16th July it is the school founders day and ten to twelve students, who have had not been able to go angling in school this year will get the opportunity to fish.

Finally, the school has an outdoor centre called Tyn-y-Felin at Rhoscolyn, Valley, Anglesey. Three Summer camps are held each year, and the centre is available for hire and visitors. I am currently working on an angling guide for visitors to use – so that they can seek the advice of Ray Swales, who is the Ynys Mons Angling Club secretary, and the Llyn-y-Gors fishery at Menai. The guide will provide useful information on angling tackle and where to fish near the centre or on Anglesey.  The Centre plans to run angling courses and I have been asked to train up any colleagues, primary staff or other users who want to use the centre.”