David Attenborough's surprise for Baldersby St James School | York Press

David Attenborough's surprise for Baldersby St James School | York Press

David Attenborough's surprise for Baldersby St James School RENOWNED naturalist Sir David Attenborough had something to say to pupils at a tiny village school. The surprised youngsters received a handwritten letter from inspirational broadcaster, wishing them well in their mission to be hedgehog friendly. Baldersby St James CE School in the tiny North Yorkshire village of Baldersby St James near Thirsk is one of just 20 primary schools across the UK to be part of a national project called the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Scheme. The scheme, managed by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society aims to educate adults and children about the importance of saving the hedgehog as a native species and facilitate schools, colleges and universities to make their grounds more hedgehog friendly. The 22 pupils were so proud of their work that one of the school team wrote to Sir David to tell him about what the children were doing to help the hog population. They were delighted to receive a handwritten response from the famous broadcaster. Schools, colleges and universities can work towards accreditation at Bronze, Silver or …
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