LAUNCHES ITS FIRST SCHOOLS PROGRAMME
In Hedgehog Awareness week Amazing Grace launches ‘Hedgeducation’ in Surrey Heath Schools
Queen guitarist Brian May’s Amazing Grace campaign to save Britain’s hedgehogs has launched its first schools programme. Starting in Surrey Heath, as part of their mission to create Britain’s first hedgehog friendly borough, every school will receive an Amazing Grace Survey pack and a ‘Hedgeucation’ resource magazine for the school children with everything they need to create a safe haven for the country’s favourite but endangered mammal.
Brian May says: “Tragically, hedgehogs are in decline and listed as “vulnerable” on Britain’s red list of mammals. I don’t think anyone wants to see a country without this most lovable of residents, but unless we act now there’s a real danger that will happen. We want to create hedgehog safe boroughs across the country, starting here in Surrey Health. We are saving these wonderful creatures for the benefit of our children, so it’s only right that they are at the forefront of the fight – that’s why we’re taking Grace into schools.”
The 52 page Amazing Grace Hedgeducation magazine full of articles and tips on how to make your space hedgehog safe and friendly, with guest contributors including Brian May, ‘super vet’ Noel Fitzpatrick, TV naturalist Steve Backshall and parliamentarian’s Michael Gove and Tracey Crouch. The specially produced kits includes everything schools need to carry out a hedgehog survey in their grounds. Children can play detective and match footprints to see which animals have been in their school after dark and contribute their results to our national survey of hedgehogs.
Grace the hedgehog is available for interview. For more information on the campaign go to: https://www.gracethehedgehog.co.uk/grace-is-going-to-school/