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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust holding Churnet Challenge on Saturday June 7

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: May 27, 2014

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THE county's leading nature conservation charity is challenging youngsters to a day of special outdoor challenges next month.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, part of the Churnet Valley Living Landscapes Project (CVLLP), will be holding the first ever 'Churnet Challenge' on Saturday, June 7, at Consall Scout Camp, near Werrington.

Groups of between four- six 12- 16 year olds will compete against each other in a series of activities including climbing, archery, arts and games.

Martin Evans, youth officer at Staffordshire Wildlife Trust said, "We're very excited to offer as many young people as possible the chance to take part in some really exciting outdoor activities, meet new friends and learn more about the amazing wildlife and wild spaces in our area. Spaces are limited for the event so please book well in advance."

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The Churnet Valley Living Landscapes Project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, was set up to preserve and enhance the area and help preserve its heritage.

CVLLP runs a programme of activities for youngsters across the Churnet Valley including exploration tasks, wildlife studies and practical conservation work, as well as offering a programme of activities focusing on giving young people conservation and management skills.

Entry to the event costs £5 per team, with prizes awarded for the winners.

All teams must be accompanied by at least one adult.

Due to limited parking, transport to the site is provided.

To book, or for more information contact Martin Evans on 07530 489798 or email m.evans@staffs-wildlife.org.uk.

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