Julie Hatcher, Marine Awareness Officer at Dorset Wildlife Trust with Lis Gordon, director of Rockley Adventure

Seashore explorers

New family activities are on offer at the seaside this year with Dorset Wildlife Trust. Sponsored by Rockley Adventure, Seashore Explorer back-packs with ideas, equipment and information have been created for families looking for something to do when visiting the Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve at Kimmeridge Bay.

Gerry Clarke (centre) joins fellow members of the Rotary Club of Ferndown, sponsors and representatives from local schools to launch the Young Environmentalist Challenge Competition

Ferndown Rotarians launch young environmentalist contest

Budding young environmentalists are being urged to enter a competition aimed at raising awareness of green issues.

The Young Environmentalist Challenge Competition is the brainchild of the Rotary Club of Ferndown.

Representatives from several schools joined Rotarians and sponsors for the launch held at Sembcorp Bournemouth Water’s Longham Reservoirs.

Organiser Gerry Clarke said, “It’s important to engage young people and make them aware of environmental issues.

“This is a pilot project but, if successful, could become an annual competition.”