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.
Angling School supports Sportivate fishing project
Great to hear of our friends at the Angling School in Cornwall supporting the Cornwall Sports Partnership generating sustainable angling interest among members of the Adult Social Group of the West Cornwall Branch of the National Autistic Society. The Cornwall Sports Partnership wanted to encourage ‘semi-sporty’ people aged 16-25 years into regular Sport/Physical Activity, creating […]Read More
Dreamstore Individual Award 2013
The Dreamstore 2013 Individual Award recognizes someone who has done a great deal to promote and encourage fishing as an enjoyable pastime, and to encourage responsible participation among new enthusiasts. This year we have the opportunity to recognize someone who brings a personal mission to fishing. Our 2013 Individual Award is presented to Ian Houlton. […]Read More
Dreamstore Active Social Inclusion Award 2013
Dreamstore Active Social Inclusion Award presented to Jim Mathew, Coatbridge High School, Angling For Youth Development. Dreamstore Active Social Inclusion Award presented to Jim Mathew, Coatbridge High School, Angling For Youth Development. Pictured left to right: Willie McCutcheon, Coatbridge High School AFYD; Ray Unsworth, Sales Sharks Academy Director and speaker at Dreamstore Day; Jim Mathew, […]Read More
2013 Dreamstore Awards
Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting who recived this year’s Dreamstore Active Awards. Snow in March meant that some who were to receive the Awards weren’t able to make it to Hereford – weren’t able to make it out the end of their street! We have finally caught up with everyone. There are […]Read More
What do funders want?
We have had two great Dreamstore Days, in Whitburn in Scotland on 2 March and in Hereford on 23rd March. More on those two days later. Meanwhile, the presentation shared on each day was on a topic which everyone in the voluntary sector knows to be of pressing concern at this time: fundraising. Terry Yarnall […]Read More