Primary pupils meet top TV naturalist

Some of the children with Nick Baker.
Some of the children with Nick Baker.

ARTISTIC children from Friskney Primary School created a vibrant display of starfish and crab models for a recent Gibraltar Point event - and got the chance to meet a well-known face from TV.

In successfully capturing the “Under the Sea” theme at the latest Gibraltar Point Schools Art Competition, the school was voted the winner by members of the public.

As a prize for their efforts, the year five pupils were invited to Gibraltar Point to meet The Really Wild Show’s Nick Baker.

Nick was in the area presenting his show Weird Creatures at the Embassy Theatre, Skegness but was kind enough to agree to meet these very creative children.

Nick was delighted by their enthusiasm and creativity and entertained them with wonderful and weird stories of his many adventures.

He also commented on the importance of raising the profile of our seas and making sure they receive the protection they need.

The group also surprised Nick with a 40th birthday cake and a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday to thank him for taking the time out to visit them.

Rachel Kirby, the Head of Centre at Gibraltar Point, said: “We received some amazing entries including some beautiful pictures of fish, mermaids and whales and an amazing under-the-sea world complete with lobster pot and scary sharks.

“We would like thank Nick Baker and all the children who took part and made this year’s competition better than ever.”