YOUNGSTERS will be able to enjoy the great outdoors at a special Young Countryside Day being held on Thursday, October 26, at Throckmorton Clay Shooting Club, Throckmorton, near Pershore.

The day of outdoor activities is being offered free of charge and students will learn about the important role that country pursuits play in rural life and explore the links with conservation.

They will also get hands-on experience of various shooting disciplines, fly-tying for fishing, falconry and ferreting among others.

Clare Rowson, Midlands regional director for the Countryside Alliance, said: "The aim of the Young Countryside Day is to offer students the opportunity to experience countryside pursuits and enhance their appreciation of the countryside and its people.

"The countryside is for everyone, we all love it and we want to be able to help people understand the rural way of life."

A team of fully qualified and accredited instructors will be accompanying the youngsters along with at least one team leader per group, protective equipment will be provided where necessary.

Book as soon as possible by telephoning Clare Rowson on 07900 820 819 or by e-mailing: