The children of Wicor County Primary School, who were aged 5-11 when they undertook their projects, learned about the plight of endangered species and extinction. Their extensive research culminated in ‘Slaughtered for Scales’, an amazing dance performance about the plight of pangolins, which they performed at the Southern Junior Rock Challenge, and won!
The judging panel was amazed at the depth of research that the children had carried out about how scaly anteaters, or pangolins, are extensively poached and illegally trafficked for use in far eastern medicines. This included questioning the wider school community about their thoughts on extinction and learning about threats to species much closer to home.
YPTE Director, Peter Littlewood, said: “We were blown away again by the standard of the work children at Wicor Primary School are doing to highlight really important environmental issues. The way that they have been able to spread their message throughout the community has been hugely impressive.”