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.
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
Coaching Academy in Cornwall this Autumn.
The next Dreamstore Academy angling coach training course will take place in Cornwall, beginning in September 2012. The three weekend course will be held at the Redruth Youth Centre and is being run in association with the local Cornwall Angling School. There are a total of twelve places available for people active in the voluntary [...]Read More
Sea anglers build outreach capacity.
Another successful Academy was completed in Blairgowrie on 20th May. Three of the group were placed on the course by the Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network, a first step toward building its future outreach and education capacity. Dreamstore wishes SSACN the very best in this exciting development. Great too that this was the first course [...]Read More
Quedgeley Academy completed…
A busy weekend with Dreamstore Day on the Saturday and the final assessment weekend for the Quedgeley based course completing on Sunday 25th. The weekend saw nine complete the course for Level 2 (UKCC Standard) SQA Sports Coaching: Angling. Luck Kay, Police Community Officer in Quedgeley, is the local organiser who has gathered a team of volunteers to support [...]Read More
Best Business Award for Lavender Hall Fishery.
The Dreamstore UK ‘Best Business’ Award is sadly not handed out too often. It might be expected that those who profit from angling would demonstrate an affinity with the recreational, social angler Generally, this is not the case. Strange, when more than three-quarters of licensed anglers in England and Wales are recreational anglers outside Club [...]Read More