Soroptimist International Ballymoney and District meeting for September 2010 was attended by a large turnout of members and five new prospective members who were entertained by a talk from Maurice Todd entitled ‘Outdoor Classroom’. This showed that by taking schoolchildren – from P1 to A Level student – out into the environment and encouraging them to find answers, they would enjoy and retain the information presented to them. Maurice takes classes to the coastal and countryside areas of N.I. and by using stories of animals, giants, fairies etc shows children about real life history, geography, orienteering, archaeology and nature. The aim of these classes is to bring young people in tune with the environment.