A youngster from Crosby with a love of the outdoors has been given a special award to recognise his enthusiasm for learning.

Seven-year old Harry Smith was given the 2016 ‘Most Enthusiastic Student’ award by outdoor company, Komaru Outdoor Adventure, after he impressed instructors with his dedication and skills during a six-week bushcraft programme at Moorside Park in Crosby. The activities were organised by the Friends of Moorside Park for local families and took place every Wednesday evening over the summer.

Komaru works all over the North West to connect people with nature and runs courses from its Bushcraft Base Camp inside Knowsley Safari Park. Director Nick Lynch said: “We worked with over 300 children and parents at Moorside Park and met lots of lovely people. Harry really stood out though. He was the first to arrive every week and the last to leave, practised his skills at home and always had lots of questions. He has a real love of the outdoors and knows much more than the average seven-year old. We were so impressed we decided to reward his dedication.”

Harry was invited to Komaru’s Base Camp with his dad and granddad, where he spent the day learning survival skills like shelter building, fire-lighting and campfire cooking. He was presented with a certificate and a survival kit as a memento of the day.