We are very excited to announce that our latest adventure activity book entitled ‘HELP Our Rivers Need Rescuing!’ has officially arrived in schools.

This year, in addition to the 3800 copies sent out for free to 40 primary schools, we were able to send another 550  free copies to organisations including the Norwich Foodbank, INTO at UEA, Norwich International Youth Project, the Broads Authority and Family Voices, a national organisation supporting families and friends of children with special health care needs and disabilities.

The third edition of our series of science-inspired story books is set in the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.

Exploring Britain’s largest protected wetland, our familiar characters Ben and Jazz return to discover its rich tapestry of landscape, water and wildlife, and along with their alien friend Fizz, set out to protect it.

Readers are invited to join the mission by reading the story and to win stickers by completing a range of challenges.

With the theme of the Broads, they can look forward to learning about its biodiversity and endangered species, undertake pollution-themed challenges such as making water filters, become engineers by creating model drainage pumps and many more fun educational activities.

Courtesy of the Broads Authority, children also have the opportunity to enter a competition to win a family boat trip on the broads by sending us (info@sawtrust.org) a picture of their favourite challenge, along with their age by 1st September 2023.

There are a limited number of copies of the book on sale for £5 at the Book Hive in Norwich!

We hope the book will foster young people’s love of science, connection to nature and appreciation of this local, beautiful and important landscape.

We want to say a massive thank you to all involved in producing the book, including writer Mitch Johnson, illustrator Daryl Blyth, SAW Intern Molly-Kay Bailey, graphic designer Kaarin Wall and all who contributed their knowledge to help us shape the science activities, including Will Nash and Kamil Hepak (Earlham Institute), Richard Cooper (UEA), Adam Thurtle (WMA), Nick Sanderson and Rob Leigh (Broads Authority). We would also like to thank our generous funders, the Anguish’s Educational Foundation, The Bedford Memorial Trust and the University of East Anglia.

Get in touch to find out more about the SAW activity adventure story books and competition details –  info@sawtrust.org