TV's Nick Baker helps kids go wild

Wednesday 11th October 2017

The visit of TV naturalist and writer Nick Baker was the highlight for more than 170 children as they enjoyed a day in the great outdoors exploring the wilder side of Exeter’s Mincinglake Valley Park.

Devon-based Nick was taking part in the event run by the charity Devon Wildlife Trust which aimed at getting teachers, parents and children out of the classroom and into nature. The children from Stoke Hill, Pinhoe and Willowbrook primary schools took part in a day of den-building, bug safaris, leaf identification and other outdoor learning activities.

The event was organised by Devon Wildlife Trust as part of its work with young people in Exeter supported by the Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Nick Baker said:

“Today has been fantastic, exhausting but fantastic. I just get sucked along with all of the enthusiasm and that only comes from kids – it’s that amazing energy that they’ve got, when you open up that world and just get them to start looking at nature and off they go, it’s just pointing them in the right direction.”
 

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