2011 kick-started with Scottish Dreamstore Day
We have just completed our first Scottish Dreamstore Day, in association with Angling for Youth Development (AFYD) which took place on Sunday 16th January in Perth, held at the Jeanfield Swifts Community Sports Centre. Around 30 attended from all over Scotland. Most attending worked with AFYD, but there were also many who work on independent community programmes or who have completed the Dreamstore Academy SQA Level 2 coaching course.
The ‘Dreamstore Day’ is our commitment to continue to develop people skills for volunteers who work with young people and community based organisations.
Our thanks to Dyslexia Scotland for recommending Linda Kerr who made an excellent presentation on recognising dyslexia and helpful hints on addressing dyslexia in any learning environment. Thanks too to Ray Unsworth, who talked about the role of ‘mentoring’ and the expectations on both mentor and mentee – a role many in the voluntary sector find themselves taking on unexpectedly. Ray brought years of experience in Rugby League to his talk: helping Wigan to consecutive years of success as well as being director of coaching at the Rugby Football League from 1998-2007; he also coached the GB Academy for three years and the GB Armed Forces team that won the 2008 World Cup; he now manages the Academy for player development at Sale Sharks. The afternoon session provided a guide to using media to promote your local group, presented by David Hoey of Dreamstore and marketing and media management company Sandelford.
We’ve had great feedback on the day, and AFYD will be planning a practical development day on water safety and other activities later in the year. Dreamstore is delighted to be supporting angling in the voluntary sector in Scotland and look forward to continued collaboration and development.
Outdoors with SWIIS
Earlier this year Dreamstore UK was happy to support SWIIS Foster Care in Dundee with a Small Grant to acquire a selection of spinning and fly fishing rods and tackle. This enabled the SWIIS team to take young people fishing whenever there was an opportunity, rather than having to go fishing when able to beg or borrow […]
Back on line
Just over a year ago a fire destroyed the angling equipment of the Hartcliffe & Withywood Angling Club, a local youth support group in Bristol. Dreamstore was able to provide Small Grant funding to keep the Club on the road and to restock with essential fishing gear. Since then the Club has stayed strong and been […]
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 […]
On show at Three Counties.
The Worcester Fly Dressers is a group of people passionate about fly tying and fly angling. In the past year or so the group has been turning its attention to building the next generation as passionate as they are about their pastime. Following a number of the group completing the Dreamstore Academy Level 2 Coaching […]