Twenty-four young anglers from across the UK were recognised at the House of Commons yesterday (15 November) in the Fishing for Schools Champions Awards.
Of those twenty-four, two were from our school. Jack Care-Slade and Natasha Harris, both from Pink class.
Fishing for Schools is an initiative run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation, the charitable arm of the Countryside Alliance. It provides short angling courses to schools across the country, to aid the education of 12 to 18-year-olds who may not respond to traditional classroom-based learning but flourish when you get them outside onto the water. It celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.
You can read the full article from the countryside alliance here.
We had a fantastic whole school sports day today where students, staff and families all joined in activities before relaxing with a picnic lunch. The activities were run by Bath Rugby Foundation, Yeovil Town Community Football, Fishing 4 Schools, Shepton Mallet Tennis Club and ‘Wheels for All’ Cycling Projects. A big well done and thank you to everyone who participated in and supported the event.
A big thank you to Martin, Charlie and Steve from Fishwish who have been working with our Duke of Edinburgh group for the last 6 weeks. The students have had a fantastic time and learnt many new skills along the way. We finished our sessions with an all day trip to Higher Farm Fisheries in Shepton Montague where we caught lots of fish in the sun and enjoyed a barbecue!!
On Friday 28th April the Duke of Edinburgh group went fishing at Shepton Montague. The students had their own expert coaches from ‘Fishing 4 Schools’ and everyone managed to catch some fish including Carp, Rudd, Dace and Gudgeon! A fantastic afternoon and big thanks to Martin, Charlie, Steve and Jake.