Kestrel Award FAQs

Who can take part?

The Kestrel Award is for children over the age of eight years old who are either Junior or Family members of Sussex Wildlife Trust.

Why take part?

By taking part we hope you will:

  • Gain a sense of personal achievement and pride in your work
  • Develop new skills and knowledge
  • Enjoy applying your skills and imagination to a variety of tasks
  • Get to know more places and people in your neighbourhood
  • Have a positive impact on wildlife or the environment, or on your appreciation of it
  • Be encouraged to take on projects you might not have done without the incentive of the award
  • Develop a long term commitment to nature conservation
  • Find out about, and develop links with, your local Wildlife Trust
  • Help raise the profile of Wildlife Watch and The Wildlife Trusts through publicity generated by your work
  • Have fun with friends or family

How it works

To complete the award participants will need to complete four challenges: ‘Create it!’, Record it!’, ‘Do it!’ and ‘Shout about it!’.  These challenges can be worked on either independently or through activities with a Wildlife Watch group.  When all four challenges have been completed participants will receive a certificate and badge from their local Wildlife Trust.