Press release -

Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire Get Live ‘n’ Deadly This Weekend

Developed by BBC Learning, the Live ‘n’ Deadly Days Out, aim to give viewers the chance to get up close and personal with British wildlife at the Conkers Discovery Centre in Leicestershire this Sunday (October 16). 

Rosalind Allen, Education Coordinator, from Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire said: “We are delighted to be involved with the CBBC's Live ‘n’ Deadly Days Out especially after the huge success of the TV programme, hosted by British naturalist and action adventurer, Steve Backshall and children’s TV favourite, Naomi Wilkinson.”

As part of the event, Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire  will be focusing on alien species, providing those who attend with key facts about a selection of alien species including the grey squirrel, harlequin ladybirds, terrapins, mink, signal crayfish, and an introduction into angling species, plants and pond weeds.

Children will be given the unique opportunity to design their own alien species using Plastecine and other materials, whilst filling out a 'Wanted' style sheet to include appearance details, what their alien eats, and why it is a killer.

For more information, please visit the Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire website at or alternatively, visit the CBBC website at

Editors Notes:
Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire
helps people and organisations make changes in order to create better neighbourhoods, to build skills and job prospects, and to live and work in a greener way.

Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire work with communities and partner organisations to improve the quality of the local environment, the lives of local people and the success of local businesses in areas that need investment and support.

Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire is represented by Poppy-PR, please direct all press enquiries to Tina Clough: email: phone: 07805716959