Welcome to my first blog!

Hello, my name is Jack, and I am a young animator and conservationist.

 
After watching the Lost Land series at the age of 7, I had asked my mum if I could email George McGavin, who was the entomology expert on the expedition. I remember telling George that my parents were letting me and my younger sister Lucy turn our small back garden into a nature reserve. When he so kindly replied, I was over the moon. That is what really got me into conservation. From there, I gave my mum the idea to bring nature to my old primary school, hence the school’s Forest School was created.

 
I have always loved Wallace and Gromit, so I thought, why not use animations as a way to show younger children the importance of conservation? At my old primary school, there was quite a lot of litter, especially the net bags used to hold oranges (one of those bags features in the ‘Litter Kills’ animation). I wanted to show children how just one single piece of litter can harm wildlife. I was delighted when I was asked by a teacher at the school to show Year 2 children how to animate, and also to show them my ‘Litter Kills’ animation. I was pleased when some parents and the teacher told my mum that the children had enjoyed it.


I was really happy to leave the school knowing that other children were keen to help wildlife thrive, and have the benefit of the Forest School too.

 
Many thanks for reading!

Jack