HEDGEHOGS have gone back to school in Stratford after receiving some much-needed TLC.
Pupils at Bridgetown School discovered four hoglets in the playground during the heatwave and they were taken to be looked after by 12-year-old rehabilitators Kyra Barboutis and Sophie Smith from the town’s Hedgehog Friendly Town.
And around two months later, the now fully-grown hogs have been released back into the wild, much to the delight of the youngsters who found them.
Pupils and staff at the school have also been taught by Kyra and Sophie about how to look after them.
Stratford High School pupil Kyra said: “To see the children’s faces light up in surprise at how big the hogs are now compared to the tiny hoglets they bought to us made all the hard work worth it.
“Being able to release back to the area they were found is the best part of rehabilitation – but this time the whole school is more hedgehog aware and knows what they can do to help.”
After a busy summer the rescuers are running low on food for the hedgehogs and hoglets and are appealing for people to donate dog or cat food.
Visit www.hedgehogfriendlytown.co.uk and click on the ‘about’ section for a link to their Amazon wishlist to donate food.