Dreamstore Day for voluntary sector engagement
The date for your diary is Saturday 26 March , and the place is Haydock Racecourse. The event is the 2011 Dreamstore Day, bringing together those engaged in the voluntary sector to share experiences and ideas on how angling can help build their activities. Registration will be free for all those who are active in the voluntary sector with an interest in angling.
The day will provide a series of seminars/workshops on aspects that are important to voluntary sector development, and will build on our first Dreamstore Day which was held at Stoke City’s Britannia Stadium. We will post details as plans are confirmed.
With a new Equality Act we will certainly be looking at the impact on all aspects of angling and access for all, and bringing our Disability Awareness up to date. As well as organising other short presentations on the day, lunchtime will include the presentation of the annual Dreamstore Active Awards.
Dreamstore Days are our way of showing commitment to continuing development of people skills for volunteers who work with young people and community based organisations.
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. 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.
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 and expectations of ‘mentoring’ – a role many in the voluntary sector find themselves taking on unexpectedly. 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.
Dreamstore has had a long association with the Halton Brook Children’s Centre in Runcorn. When the Centre learned about the Big Fish Festival it recommended a local group to come along for the day. Jane Bennett, one of the key workers on the Project, describes what the day, and what the opportunity ‘to have a […]
We’re still receiving feedback from the Big Fish Festival. On the day, FUNF media interviewed lots of participants. This video captures the day and everyone who played a part in making it such a great day of celebration. Enjoy.
Giving young people opportunity.
It was noted at our Big Fish Festival that for a number of the young people from projects that centre on urban estates in Britain being with Dreamstore at Woodland View Fishery was the first opportunity they had had to travel outside their immediate environs. With that in mind it was a huge pleasure to […]
What a scorcher of a day for Dreamstore’s Big Fish Festival at Woodland View Fishery, alongside Preston Innovation’s Fish Camp. The sun shone and the day was bright and thoroughly enjoyed by all, beginner to expert, regardless of age or ability. Thanks to all who came along to help and support making the day such […]
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 […]