KS2 pupils support Rusty Redcoat

30th November 2014

Seven years ago our pupils were invited to help launch a new book by local author, Ernie Gordon, which raised awareness of his fight to save the red squirrels. Ernie has now written Volume Two of The Adventures of Rusty Redcoat and we were once again invited to the book launch. 

Pupils were treated to refreshments whilst Ernie generously presented each child with their own signed copy of his book. They also watched films of Ernie rescuing red squirrels and listened to how the species is at risk from the virus carried by the grey squirrels. 

Many of the pupils want to help Ernie with his campaign and have decided to put their  Literacy skills  to good use by writing persuasive letters to HRH Prince Charles and to the local and national politicians.