Arthur describes his angling experience.
This activity fostered the real sense of the word, enrichment. I was given high quality coaching which, by the end of the session, gave me the ability to cast the fishing rod, fire a catapult containing bait, reeling in the line, catch a roach, and generally pick up on the vast experience of the instructor.
Before returning the roach to the water, Barry the instructor held the little creature within the palm of his hand and described its colouring, fins and other physical characteristics.
I found the whole experience educative and calming. The environment was for the most part tranquil, apart from fractious sounding geese. The environment was very safe and I felt secure. The best thing about it is that I got to do things which I would not otherwise have done. I think that this activity should be encouraged and made more accessible to more students.