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.
Improving Access2Angling at Lavender Hall
Dreamstore is delighted to be able to support improvements at Lavender Hall Fishery to the junior angling programme there; Access2Angling. Dreamstore’s small grant secured new Daiwa seat boxes for Access2Angling to use across a range of activities, purchased through the Lavender Hall Fishery shop. The new seat boxes will greatly enhance the experience of young […]Read More
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
Busy summer for Halton Brook community angling
Dreamstore was delighted to be able to provide new equipment to the Halton Brook Children’s Centre, supported by the Community Centre’s Maureen Ball. The range of equipment was sourced through Preston Innovations, which has a great series of starter kits ideal for young people beginning their angling activity. With a Summer that was worthy of […]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 Group Award
This year’s Group Award was presented to an organisation that has grown from a single programme to delivering a variety of projects serving different needs. The organisation has adapted, changed, grown, split, renewed, altered course, but has remained steady and consistently focused on delivering to what is now a wide range of programme to a […]Read More