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