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.
A diverting pastime in Quedgeley – Dreamstore Group Award.
Dreamstore’s Group Award this year goes to Angling for Youth Development (AFYD) Gloucester. The group has been steered by local PC Lucy Winterburn (née Kay) who gathered a team of local volunteers who were keen to help local kids become engaged with angling as a pastime. Dreamstore provided coaching training for a team from Quedgeley at […]Read More
‘Troot’ news from the very north.
A number of years ago Dreamstore Academy went to Orkney to deliver the coaching course to a number of anglers keen to develop an Angling for Youth Development hub on the islands. Great bunch of people who have developed and adapted ideas, and are growing in success. One of the group, Antoine Pietri undertook the […]Read More
Motivation for volunteers
Everyone benefits from on-going training.This year in Scotland, our annual main training day for volunteers and those who have gained a SQA accredited Level 2 coaching qualification through Dreamstore Academy was held on Saturday 22 March at Whitburn. We had an update on child protection, provided by Cameron Denholm who works in the Scottish education […]Read More
Active Learning Support
Active Learning Support Ltd (ALS) was formed in 2011 and focuses on the design and delivery of educational programmes for all ages and academic levels. Its primary focus is to use radio controlled vehicles as a delivery mechanism. However, in response to feedback from a client, it has developed a programme format for fishing activities […]Read More
A spring and summer of sea angling events.
Our friends at the Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network have announced a long Spring/Summer season of events. Lots to do to help with better understanding and conservation of fish species around our coasts. The Skate Recapture weekend :: SSACN are holding their third Common skate recapture weekend on 11th 12th and 13th April. The Skate Recapture Event evolved from […]Read More