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.
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