Children needed by National Trust

Children needed to play a part in developing outdoor campaigns.

The National Trust is on the look out for children in Devon to play an important part in developing the charity’s outdoor campaigns.

A group of advisers, made up entirely of children, is being recruited by the trust to provide advice on how to get more of the nation’s children outdoors by joining its Kids’ Council.

The National Trust is looking to sign up 10 children aged between seven and 12.

The successful applicants will be announced later in the year and will be offered free year-long access to National Trust places for themselves and their family.

Canoeing, surfing and camping will also be part of the winning prize.

The Kids’ Council will meet throughout 2013 and report their findings to the National Trust’s visitor experience director.

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Tony Berry, visitor experience director of the National Trust, said: “We are really committed to helping kids enjoy the great outdoors and we want to make our places the most fun and family-friendly day out destinations in the UK.

“I’m really excited that our new Kids’ Council will help us do just that. Our kids- go-free promotion for the entire month of August will not only give kids and their families the chance to get out and explore, but hopefully inspire them to apply for our Kids’ Council and let us know what we can do better in the future.”

Application forms are available by visiting