Following breakfast we all made posters for company- Fry’s Family Foods– the main camp sponsor. These posters will be used as inspiration for future ad- campaigns! It was nice to have a calm morning in the warm as weather outside was horrendous. Sadly the next activity was a Wildlife talk in the Yurt and a Wildlife Walk.
The talk from ‘A Wild Life With Animals‘ was very interesting. It was nice to find out some more about British wildlife and wildlife rescue. The rain during the walk was so terrible that we didn’t see any wildlife, however we did find what was believed to be a badger hide, and lots of droppings from various woodland animals.
For lunch we had a full English breakfast which was epic, before sitting down to 3 campaigns talks. These talks were from Sea Shepherd, ADI and my personal favorite talk was from League against Cruel Sports. If you are not familiar with these three amazing charities/organisations then I will mention some of their campaigns. Sea Shepherd as suggested in the title, work on marine based issues, ranging from over fishing to other issues such as Shark Fin soup being considered a delicacy by some! ADI (Animal Defenders International) have a variety of different focus points but our talk was about Animals in Entertainment- Circuses, Sea World and film ‘Water for Elephants’ were all discussed- this struck a chord for me as very locally in Bury, Greater Manchester, Circus Mondao (one of the UK’s only animal circuses) are currently ‘Entertaining’ The final organisation doing a talk was The League against Cruel Sports, with the government’s impending plan to legalize fox hunting it is really important to support this one at the moment; not to mention the badger cull! Whether it’s by something as small as buying a badger bath bomb or charity pot at Lush or becoming a supporter of the League, I really hope some of my readers have been helping the cause. I learnt some amazing facts both about what the charity does and about foxes. Did you know <1% of deaths to farmer’s sheep are proved to be caused by foxes, and foxes mate for life!
Thanks to all the groups for sending an ambassador, thanks to those speakers and thanks for the badgers and wristbands (FREE STUFF!)
After quite a ‘heavy’ afternoon emotionally we tucked into an amazing dinner once again! – Mexican!
Sooo full after my Mexican food, I was going to go to movie night but the film voted for was not Disney! I am not a big ‘Over the Hedge’ fan and was hoping for ‘Lady and the Tramp’ so I bailed and chilled out in the common room with hot chocolate made with Choc Shot instead.
Overall- yep! you got it…
Another great day at camp, with lots of memories made. Sorry for repetition but it’s true! 🙂
Thanks for reading folks