Children get to grips with hedgehogs

PUBLISHED: 14:25 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:43 01 February 2013

Year one class having a hedgehog visit from Avon Wildlife Trust with  Blake and Steve.

Year one class having a hedgehog visit from Avon Wildlife Trust with Blake and Steve.

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CHILDREN in and around Weston have been getting their hands on some spiky friends this week.

Bournville Primary School and Walliscote Primary School pupils welcomed hedgehogs from Avon Wildlife Trust on Thursday and Friday.

The charity has been rolling out school visits across the region and giving talks about the animals, as well as organising games and activities for pupils in key stage one and two.

The hedgehog population has declined over the past 60 years and it is hoped that educational visits will encourage children to help protect hedgehogs in the future.

Other schools were involved in the project including Windwhistle Primary School.


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