Party time at Kemnay

THIS month, Kemnay Wildlife Explorers, for junior members of the RSPB, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the group is holding a special birthday party onFriday, January 27, in Kemnay Village Hall from 7 pm until 8:30 pm.

Past and present members and leaders of the group are invited to attend, as well as non-members who are interested in learning more about wildlife.

The celebrations will involve a variety of wildlife-themed party games, birthday cake and other refreshments. Children will also learn how they can take part in the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Bird Watch, before submitting their results to the RSPB.

Matthew Ross, junior leader of the Kemnay Wildlife Explorers said, “I have been in the Kemnay Group since I was six years old. I am now eighteen and, during my time here, I have learned a great deal about wildlife and conservation. I am now a junior leader of the group and, as well as helping the group leaders with the activities, I am also improving my listening skills as I am the go-between the younger children and the leaders. I hope the role will help me in my chosen career path of conservation.”

Helen Summers, Kemnay Wildlife Explorers Group Leader and Volunteer Regional Youth Officer added, “At twenty years old, the Kemnay Wildlife Explorers is the oldest Wildlife Explorers group in Scotland. Throughout this time, group leaders such as Jim Piggins, who has been the main leader of the group for sixteen of the twenty years, have inspired many children and budding conservationists through their dedication, motivation and enthusiasm. Matthew is testament to how Wildlife Explorers groups really can help to inspire our young people. We hope that leaders and members, past and present, can come along on Friday 27 to help us celebrate and to look forward to the next twenty years!”

To book a place at the party, please contact Group Leader, Helen Summers, on 0794 161 3271 or helen.summers@rspb.org.uk by Wednesday 25th January.