Hadleigh Wildlife Watch group wins second national award

Monday 27th February 2017

For the second year running Hadleigh Wildlife Watch group has been recognised as one of the best junior nature clubs in the country.

This time the group, which meets monthly in and around Hadleigh, won the runner-up award for Best Group. They were recognised for their innovative approach to inspiring young people about the natural world.

Lisa Herron, one of the group's leaders said: "We are delighted to have been awarded Runner Up Group of the Year for 2016. Our friendly group has gone from strength to strength this year, with highlights including a bat walk, making bird boxes, and an over-night camp at a wonderful riverside campsite."

"In the coming months, we intend to continue to offer a wide variety of wildlife activities to families in and around Hadleigh, and we now need to think about how we can top the last two years! Watch this space...!"

When the judges met in January they viewed scrapbooks, photo albums and journals sent in by groups, remarking that they were some of the best entries they'd ever seen. The judges, made up of education officers, Watch group leaders and other staff from across the movement awarded Group of the Year to Newcastleton Wildlife Watch Group in Scotland, and Hadleigh as runner-up. Last year they won Best New Group.

Wildlife Watch clubs are a great way to get young people involved in conservation and wildlife. There are several active groups throughout Suffolk, find your nearest here: http://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/families

Hadleigh Wildlife Watch group meets on the second Sunday of the month from 10am – 12 noon at locations in and around Hadleigh. For more information, contact Caroline Lee on 07817 375021 or email hadleighwildlifewatch@outlook.com

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