Pupils in Portsmouth called to become hedgehog heroes by presenter Chris Packham

PUPILS in Portsmouth are being asked to help save the nation's hedgehogs '“ by writing a story.

Thursday, 28th April 2016, 10:14 am
Updated Thursday, 28th April 2016, 11:19 am

Since 2003 the UK’s hedgehog population has fallen by 30 per cent to less than 1m – down from 36m in the 1950s.

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Now, youngsters in the city are being called to use their imaginations to raise awareness of the beloved prickly mammal.

Children in Year 3 are being urged to write a short story about Harry the Hedgehog and his camping adventure. The tales will be judged by wildlife expert and presenter Chris Packham.

To get involved email [email protected], call 0121 456 5600, or click here.