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.
Loch Walton challenge.
The end of summer arrived with an invite to two youth groups to fish the excellent Loch Walton. Young people from Angling for Youth Development, Blairgowrie, and the Menteith Cormorants, along with coaches and members of Loch Walton Club fished a great day on the Loch, with around 40 fish caught in total, to 5lb, even though conditions […]
We had a wonderful weekend along with the Royal National College Angling Club on a project supported by the National Lottery, Awards for All. The Royal National College for the Blind’s Angling Club was created as an extension of it’s pastoral care support, fishing proving to be an ideal activity that is social, outdoors, and […]
Getting started 2015 – where tech helps.
Over the winter months we completed another successful Dreamstore Academy in Scotland, for participants working with Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network and Angling for Youth Development. It was an interesting course, not least in being able to discuss with the SSACN participants how they will be using the skills-set to enhance their educational outreach work. […]
Academy 2014 – England.
Autumn of 2014, and Dreamstore Academy in England concluded with two days of final assessment at a fishery in the Midlands. It was the driest of days, it was the wettest of days. Little warmth in the November sunshine, but our participants were focused only on completing the three weekend, six day course. The Academy […]
Dreamstore has been working with the Royal National College for the Blind, specifically the RNC Angling Club, on a project which we hope to launch in 2015 – we’re calling the project ‘Sight Lines’. Hopefully, more of that later. Meantime, building up to that we have supported a complete makeover of the Club’s website. We […]