Ali North, who is the hedgehog officer for Suffolk Wildlife Trust, led an assembly for KS2 on Wednesday 4th October. She introduced us to the hedgehog hunt project which we are taking part in. The project aims to raise awareness of hedgehogs in the local area. Ali taught us how we could create hedgehog friendly environments by making Hedgehog Highways (ground level fence holes) or feeding and nesting areas. With Ali’s help, we have started to ensure that our grounds are hedgehog friendly. Some Y6 pupils chose suitable areas around school to set up footprint ink hedgehog tunnels that had plenty of food and water. We also set up cameras in order to record hedgehogs at night. After watching the footage from the surveillance cameras, we spotted a hedgehog on our school site at 11pm on 05.10.17. Plenty of cats were filmed entering the hedgehog tunnel as well! Hopefully, we will find evidence of a few more hedgehogs so we can add to the Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s map of hedgehog sightings. If you want to learn more about hedgehogs, have a look at the PPT that Ali shared with us.