Pinel looking to dispel myth that there’s nothing to do in Jersey

Monday 9 July 2018

Jessica Pinel hopes her challenge of taking on 31 activities and sports in the 31 days of July will help rid the island of the myth that there’s nothing to do in Jersey.

The project is part of the Rewild the People campaign, in partnership with Durrell, and aims to “inspire as many individuals as possible to get outdoors and to get active, immersing themselves in nature on our beautiful little island”.

Already in July, Jessica has tried BMXing, windsurfing and on Sunday turned her hand to archery (as pictured) getting some handy hints from Jersey and GB archer Lucy O’Sullivan.

“The aim of the project is show people how much there is to do on the island,” said 25-year-old Pinel. “I want to change that ‘ there’s nothing to do’ attitude of islanders.

“It links in with Durrell’s ‘Rewild our World’ strategy, which aims to create a wilder, healthier more colourful world by 2025 and they want to connect one million people back to nature as part of this project.

“It’s beautiful here [at the archery], it’s a great setting for a sport. It was actually quite difficult, it’s a real skill.”

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