Following well known BBC One Show's Mike Dilger whistle stop visit to Bourne last January, when he gave brief talks to the three primary schools in Bourne on his work as a TV environment and ecological reporter, we were pleased to facilitate a return visit, this time, over two days. Not only did he give his talks to the three primary schools, but this time he was also able to visit the Willoughby School and talk to all their pupils on his love of nature aand the countryside. Mike really is an inspirational speaker and the children listened to his every word with rapt attention, particularly when he accompanied them around all the school grounds on a 'Bug Hunt'!
Not only that, he was also invited to open new library facilities at the Bourne Abbey Primary and Elsea Park Academies and also open the new music room at Bourne Westfield Primary. Afterwards Mike said " I really have enjoyed my two days in Bourne, the schools and the pupils are fantastic. The only problem was that they wouldn't let me go!"
Len Pick Chair, Kay Henderson, said, "It was really great to have Mike in Bourne again, he really gelled with the children and it was a real bonus that the weather was kind and he was able to take them outside aand show them the diversty of nature on their own doorstep as it were.