Monday, 30 April 2012

Britain is a country where old men have a National Trust checklist of things to help their grandchildren to master before they are 11¾

One of my posts in April this year :

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Britain is a country where old men are asked to get their grandchildren out to nature

It was based on a report by Stephen Moss, a naturalist and broadcaster working for the Trust, who had compiled a report calling on parents and particularly grandparents to pass on their experience of the outdoors – before the traditional childhood is relegated to the history books.

The National Trust has now published its list of '50 things to do before you're 11¾'

So these are the things that old men who are granddads can help their grand kids to do :

How many of the things on the list have you done?

So Old Men of Britain get ready to teach those grand kids by example. Have a bit of practise and following the National Trust advice, get yourself :

1. Up a tree
* Make sure there is nothing under the tree which could hurt you in the event of a fall
* Don't climb on windy or wet day
15. On a sledge
* Make sure there is nothing around to run over, into or fall off
19. On a rope
42 . In wild water 
43. On a raft
* Keep cuts and wounds covered with waterproof plasters
48. Down a rock face 

And while you're at it, why not throw in 'skydiving' at 51 ?

1 comment:

  1. Don't worry JB, I will take you through these gradually on our jaunts to the lovely Kent and Sussex NT gems. We will start with No6!? DB