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.
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
Angling in the City.
COUNTRYSIDE LIVE took place at Lee Valley Park, The Waterworks, East London on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 Sept 2012. The event was organised by Lee Valley Park and the charitable Countryside Learning, bringing the countryside to urban young people. Around 3000 pupils from schools all around north and east London attended the event. Dreamstore, along [...]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
Group Award for National Junior Angling Association
This year’s Dreamstore Active Group Award, supported by the Environment Agency, has been presented to an organisation that has worked away quietly for many years providing opportunity for young people to be challenged. Outside any formal sport structures and with an organising committee working totally in a voluntary capacity, this group has served the voluntary sector [...]Read More