The National Trust has come up with an interesting new initiative, as they are currently looking to create a group of advisers made up entirely of children! These young scamps will help provide the nature charity with advice on how to get more children outdoors (the weather would be a good starting point!).
The charity is looking for 10 children between seven and twelve years of age to play an important role in developing National Trust outdoor campaigns. Makes sense really, seeing as these are the people who will be running around them! Hopefully this will make many of the Trust sites more fun for younger visitors who love to get involved in outdoor activities in the fresh air.
The ‘Kids’ Council’ will meet throughout 2013, with their suggestions given to the National Trust’s Visitor Experience Director to help make the outdoors more fun for the nation’s children. Successful applicants will also be offered free year long National Trust access for themselves and their family, with canoeing, surfing and camping also part of the winning prize
Visitor Experience Director of the National Trust, Tony Berry, said –
We are really committed to helping kids enjoy the great outdoors and we want to make our places the most fun and family-friendly day out destinations in the UK. I’m really excited that our new Kids’ Council will help us do just that.Our kids go free promotion for the entire month of August will not only give kids and their families the chance to get out and explore, but hopefully inspire them to apply for our Kids’ Council and let us know what we can do better in the future.
Applicants should be brimming with enthusiasm and confidence, with a love for the outdoors essential. Applications need to be in no later than Friday 7th September 2012, so simply click on the link below to download your application form to enter.
If you would like to purchase a National Trust membership or maybe find out more information on their work, check out our National Trust charity page. There’s a whole host of interesting stuff to learn about how they go about their work in keeping Britain Great.