Apple Cast North West
Apple Cast offers a safe environment for young people to achieve through the sport of angling.
Many of the young people we support face a number of complex barriers that prevent them from achieving in education or training and are in danger of becoming long term unemployed and socially and economically excluded. We have now expanded our provision that can provide an assessment of the options available to us in terms of extending the current operations, diversification in education and alternative income generation. Indoor and outdoor angling is then combined with these outdoor activities to stimulate interest to learn.
The now developed horticulture, conservation, fish breeding, aquaponics, agriculture and bespoke woodwork shops complement the existing fishery management qualifications and angling tuition. All the education stems from the angling aspect of the program and allows young people to make options on the desired learning direction. All literacy and numeracy is embedded into the portfolio work completed and compliments the practical side of the project.
This enables young people to complete task to develop work base learning skills along with a good work ethic. In addition to the various qualifications and accredited certificates the young people have the opportunity to gain, they will also learn key life skills including confidence, respect, patience and perseverance.
Since moving to our new site in 2014, we have developed many new facilities, including our on site Cafe and Garden Centre.