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.
Dreamstore casts £100,000 helping hand to voluntary sector
In its 10th Anniversary year Dreamstore, the nationwide angling charity dedicated to improving people’s lives through recreational fishing in the UK, has announced a commitment to substantially increasing the fund for its Small Grant programme. Over the course of next three years a further £100,000 will be delivered through Dreamstore’s Small Grant funding programme which […]
Celebrating Scotland’s Sharks – big weekend early May.
10th & 11th May will be a terrific weekend at the Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre. “Celebrating Scotland’s Sharks” – a weekend of science, intrigue and fun organised by our friends at the Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network, along with Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) and Sea Life. The weekend will promote meaningful research […]
Dreamstore celebrates 10th Anniversary Year
Hard to believe that Dreamstore is 10 years old. We splashed onto the scene at Go Fishing in 2004 at Birmingham’s NEC. Now, as then, our focus was very much on Partnership and highlighting the outstanding contribution the voluntary sector makes addressing social inclusion, education and community engagement though angling projects and programmes. Our 10th […]
Building capacity for the voluntary sector
We’ve just completed the third Academy of 2014, and the second of the year at Whitburn in Scotland. The first, before the summer, supported a small group pass through the Academy with the intention of engaging with young people in the hard pressed areas of Paisley. The most recent course included participants from a number […]
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 […]