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An action packed Summer holiday for Fishing for Schools in Kent

The Fishing for Schools team have been busy over the school Summer holidays. Once the school holidays start, our work with mental health and disability groups kick in.

Yesterday (Tuesday 31 August) was the last session with a group from The Trevor Gibbens NHS Unit from Maidstone. As always this group love to go fishing , which is great for their well-being.

The coaches were pleased to be able to present the group with their Cast Award certificates. This is a group that always wants to learn more and have a 100 % attendance record.

A special word for Gary, who has climbed up the ladder of the Cast Awards and was presented with Cast level 4 Award, which is a fantastic achievement. Well done to Gary and the group for their Cast success. A special mention to Gregory our contact at Trevor Gibbens, who also achieved the Level one Cast Award.

Last week saw the Kent team were at Shorne Country Park delivering a session to Choice Support, a charity supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, and mental health needs. The team were delighted to bump into Fishing for School alumni, Sam and David, who have both shown a keen interest in fishing. Sam is a student at Hadlow College, and hopes to work in the fishing industry in the future.

They all really enjoyed the experience of catching fish and being out in the fresh air with others” - Fishing for Schools coach

With the start of the new school year in September, the Kent team will return to Cornwallis Academy in Maidstone and will deliver the first of four sessions with students at Meadowfield School in Sittingbourne at the end of the month.

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