Red Squirrel Awareness Week

25th September 2020
Next week is Red Squirrel Awareness Week and our KS2 children have been invited to take part in a competition linking in with an exciting, local project. In partnership with Northumberland County Council's Local Services team, the Cramlington and District Red Squirrel Group have recently been carrying out conservation work in the area to protect our local native Red Squirrels, and would like to engage with the future generation in order to bring nature conservation and species at threat, such as our native red squirrel, to people's attention from an early age. Shanklea pupils and their families have been invited to take part in a competition to design a piece of artwork which raises awareness of the Red Squirrel. It should be on the theme of “Red squirrels and local wildlife”, be drawn on A4 landscape paper with no more than 4 species of wildlife in the picture. There are lots of prizes and the overall winner will have their design transferred onto a wildlife viewing screen at East Cramlington Nature Reserve by a local artist. Entries must be returned to school by 16th October, 2020. We will put more information about this exciting competition on our website. Good luck everyone.