Blacks Presents | A Day in the Life

Back in the spring we reached out to find the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts. Our plan: to find kids with drive, imagination and a love of the natural world. We asked them what they wanted to be when they grew up, and then we gave them the chance to spend 'A Day in the Life'.

From studying sharks to cruising the skies, from marine biology to mountain rescue, our intrepid adventurers enjoyed a front row view of their dream job. We paired them with an expert to reveal the highs and lows of the field. Now we are delighted to show you their stories.

Click on the image for each story. And check back fortnightly for future releases.


Link to Blacks equine vet video

Link to Blacks mountain rescue video

Link to Blacks pilot video

Link to Blacks marine biologist video

Link to Blacks shark conservation video

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Neil used to be a bookworm, an "indoor" type if ever there was one. After finishing a PhD he writes short stories about spooky places and odd people. Living in Switzerland, the Canadian Rockies and the north east region of the USA convinced him that there was something to be said for this whole outdoor thing. Now he runs everywhere he can, competing in races most weekends and endlessly planning the next great adventure to some far flung part of the world. Recent trips include Costa Rica, where he tried and failed to surf; Vietnam, where he almost got stuck in an underground tunnel; and back to Canada, where he came face-to-face with a bear. Watch this space for further updates on Neil's global bumblings and the occasional athletic success.

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