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Angling in Schools is an initiative arising from the liaison between the Angling Development Board, Get Hooked on Fishing and Hull & District Anglers' Association.
The primary objects of the initiative are:
The initiative offers a range of services to meet varying circumstances and demands.
There are a number of options under the 'Education' banner that schools can access.
1. The OCN accredited Introduction to Angling and the Environment provides a qualification and improves the education and sporting prowess of pupils by linking angling to the following topics: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Literacy, and Numeracy.
2. For those pupils for whom a fully academic curriculum is thought unsuitable, a modified OCN course is available. This modified programme of study builds into a portfolio of work that can easily be linked to ASDAN Units if the school wishes. Alternatively it can be certificated by Angling in Schools as a stand alone course.
3. Get Hooked on Fishing offers modules (1 to 3) that aim specifically at diverting 'at risk' young people away from drugs, crime and anti-social behaviour and at enhancing social inclusion.
4. Incentive or Reward Days can be provided for selected pupils. This offer aims to dispel the message that it is only the 'naughty children' who get the opportunities to do exciting things.
Structured coaching can be offered through which participants work towards bronze, silver and gold awards in different angling methods and disciplines.
In addition to the training offered as part of the educational packages, 'taster days' can be provided to give pupils an insight into the basic whys and wherefores of angling. Taster days can be used as a precursor to recruiting pupils onto the OCN or ASDAN courses.
Advice and assistance can be provided to schools looking to establish a school-based angling club. This can provide opportunities for pupils to develop management and organisational skills.
Following on from the above, advice and logistical assistance in organising and arranging both intra and inter-school angling competitions can be provided.
In addition, advice about entering teams into regional and national events can be provided.
Many of the Delivery Partners control or have access to good quality angling facilities that offer a safe environment for young people and which can be made available at discounted rates for young people involved in Angling in Schools programmes.
Through their extensive list of contacts, Delivery Partners can assist schools to arrange for 'celebrities' from the angling world to be guest speakers at one-off Open Evenings to which both pupils and their parents may be invited.