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Ministers to visit Find Your Talent project in North Somerset

Children from Tickenham Primary School near Clevedon will be sharing their experiences of a year long Find Your Talent environmental project with Government Ministers the Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Minister for Culture and Tourism, and Dan Norris MP, Minister for Rural Affairs and Environment on Monday (25 January) at Goblin Combe Environment Centre.

25th January 2010

During the last 12 months Find Your Talent North Somerset has been working with schools in the Nailsea area of North Somerset to enable children and young people to visit the Goblin Combe Environment Centre.

Under the guidance of experienced naturalist and broadcaster Chris Sperring MBE, the children have studied the impact of climate change upon the natural history of the 130 acre woodland.

The Climate Change Barometer project developed at Goblin Combe Environment Centre enables local school children to develop a greater understanding of the woodland ecosystem by studying the environment throughout the year; highlighting the changes that are taking place, and the effects of those changes in the short and long term. 

The series of educational walks has been timed to coincide with peaks of seasonal activity and has encouraged children to collect evidence; record observations on paper and by camera and this has been studied and compared between classes and schools throughout the year.

Children from Kingshill, Tickenham, Wraxall, Golden Valley Primary Schools, Grove Junior School, Ravenswood Special School and Nailsea Secondary School have been involved with the project since January 2009.