Join the National Trust Kids Council

A GROUP of advisors – made up entirely of children- is being recruited by the National Trust to provide advice on how to get the most of the great outdoors.

The campaign follows the charity’s recent Natural Childhood Report and 50 things to do before you’re 11-and-three-quarters campaign, and shows the Trust is encouraging children to explore the outdoors and get closer to nature.

Properties in the Northern Ireland, such as Downhill Demesne, Mount Stewart and Florence Court are all looking for help from local children.

The National Trust is looking to sign up 10 children aged between seven and 12 to the council where they will play an important role in developing the charity’s outdoor campaigns, and making their properties more fun for younger visitors.

The perfect candidate will be brimming with enthusiasm and fun, plus have a natural love for the outdoors and fresh air. Potential applicants are also required to have an adventurous spirit and a wild imagination. A fondness for rolling down hills or jumping in muddy puddles would be considered a bonus.

To offer children a chance to try out the National Trust and get inspiration on what they would like to change if they were appointed to the Kid’s Council, the Trust will be opening up the doors of many local places to children for free until 31 August.

Applications can be downloaded from the National Trust and must be returned by September 7.