Fishing 4 Schools Project
Marlborough College recently played host to pupils from Pewsey Vale School as part of the national Fishing 4 Schools project.
Six pupils took part in the course overseen by professional angler and F4S founder, Charles Jardine, and conducted by F4S instructors Lee Hooper, Rob Doyle and Julie Wicks.
Sean Dempster, Master in charge of Fishing at the College, commented: “It can be difficult to gain access to fly fishing and it can be prohibitively expensive for children to take part, but it offers some very valuable skills. This F4S course is an opportunity to get children out in the great outdoors and offers a combination of maths, biology and ecology – all without them knowing they are doing it!”
F4S is a charitable project administered by The Countryside Alliance Foundation that offers short fishing courses that fit into the school curriculum offering an alternative way of learning for children who struggle in a classroom environment.