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.
Academy 2014 – England.
Autumn of 2014, and Dreamstore Academy in England concluded with two days of final assessment at a fishery in the Midlands. It was the driest of days, it was the wettest of days. Little warmth in the November sunshine, but our participants were focused only on completing the three weekend, six day course. The Academy […]
End of Summer reports
Our final report on summer activities comes from Angling Unlimited in the West Midlands. Angling Unlimited has one of the largest and most successful angling engagement programmes in the UK, in fact a wide range of programmes for a variety of user groups. Manager, Andrew Walker outlines Angling Unlimited‘s work in this video captured at […]
Dreamstore has been working with the Royal National College for the Blind, specifically the RNC Angling Club, on a project which we hope to launch in 2015 – we’re calling the project ‘Sight Lines’. Hopefully, more of that later. Meantime, building up to that we have supported a complete makeover of the Club’s website. We […]
Erne Disabled Angling Club well afloat
More on that busy summer… this time in Northern Ireland. Dreamstore is pleased to have been able to support the Erne Disabled Angling Club with a number of life vests for trips out and about on Lough Erne. Seamus McHugh from the Club is delighted with the Small Grant that enabled the purchase of the […]
RNC finds new fishery and new friends.
Continuing on reports from a busy summer…. Barry Morris is lead Pastoral Care at the Royal National College for the Blind, and the inspiration for its Angling Club which Dreamstore has supported since 2007. Barry is always on the look out for new places to take RNC Angling Club students. In the few months he […]