BASC South East attended the Countryside Foundation for Education’s ‘Estate Day’ which was held at the Albury Estate, Guildford, Surrey on 21st June 2012.
Around 160 children from schools in and around the area attended the event to learn about life on a rural estate. Justin Clarke, Basc’s regional officer for the South East and Basc’s political affairs officer, Samantha Edwards were on hand to talk with the participants about the six different species of deer that can be found in the UK, and how to correctly identify them. The attendee’s then had the opportunity of handling pelts and antlers from various deer. Following on from this, the children were then given the task of correctly identifying two types of deer from a distance, with the use of binoculars.
On arriving at the BASC/ game keeping stand, each school was split in to two, where upon Mr Adrian Randag, shoot tenant at Albury, also conducted an interesting talk on game keeping having bought along a selection of traps and guns much to the fascination of all.
Despite the weather offering a mixed bag on the day, a good time would have appeared to have been had by all.