First new Academy course delivered
Our first coaching Academy in Scotland has been a huge success, with around twenty participants gaining their Dreamstore Academy Level 2 Coaching Certificate with the SQA accredited course units. A number of others have a number of tasks to complete over the next few months and we look forward to them completing the course early in 2008.
There were 25 participants on this first course, held over three weekends at Heriot Watt University, Dumbartonshire and at the National Angling Centre, Loch Leven. The way in which the course has been developed means that participants included game, coarse and sea anglers.
Many of the participants are volunteers who were placed on the course by AFYD (Action For Youth Development), a voluntary body that works with young people to introduce them to angling and provide personal development through engagement in fishing activities and education courses. Dreamstore Academy is pleased to be able to support AFYD’s development by providing its volunteers with the coaching skills for working with people of all ages, especially young people.
We have learned a lot in delivering this course and will be applying new ideas and improvements to the course before our next course which is planned for early summer 2008.
We’re still receiving feedback from the Big Fish Festival. On the day, FUNF media interviewed lots of participants. This video captures the day and everyone who played a part in making it such a great day of celebration. Enjoy.
What a scorcher of a day for Dreamstore’s Big Fish Festival at Woodland View Fishery, alongside Preston Innovation’s Fish Camp. The sun shone and the day was bright and thoroughly enjoyed by all, beginner to expert, regardless of age or ability. Thanks to all who came along to help and support making the day such […]
A diverting pastime in Quedgeley – Dreamstore Group Award.
Dreamstore’s Group Award this year goes to Angling for Youth Development (AFYD) Gloucester. The group has been steered by local PC Lucy Winterburn (née Kay) who gathered a team of local volunteers who were keen to help local kids become engaged with angling as a pastime. Dreamstore provided coaching training for a team from Quedgeley at […]
‘Troot’ news from the very north.
A number of years ago Dreamstore Academy went to Orkney to deliver the coaching course to a number of anglers keen to develop an Angling for Youth Development hub on the islands. Great bunch of people who have developed and adapted ideas, and are growing in success. One of the group, Antoine Pietri undertook the […]
Motivation for volunteers
Everyone benefits from on-going training.This year in Scotland, our annual main training day for volunteers and those who have gained a SQA accredited Level 2 coaching qualification through Dreamstore Academy was held on Saturday 22 March at Whitburn. We had an update on child protection, provided by Cameron Denholm who works in the Scottish education […]