Heritage education award

Attingham Park has been awarded the prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education for the fourth consecutive time. The award is given to historical sites for outstanding contribution to learning by the Heritage Education Trust. Lead judge Karen Wiseman said, “At Attingham there are many indoor and outdoor experiences delivering valuable and memorable school programmes. A school outing to Attingham is not to be missed!”

The National Trust welcomes over 6,000 pupils to Attingham a year, who take part in various activities as well as self-guided visits to the estate. Jodie Furniss, family and school engagement officer added, “We’re thrilled to receive the Sandford Award once again which is a reflection of how hard our staff and volunteers work on programmes, many of which explore National Curriculum subjects, such as our ‘World War II at Attingham’ giving pupils a real taste of life years ago. This hands-on approach is also adopted for nature and science through wildlife programmes where pupils can enjoy a woodland walk, deer park ride and nature activities. Schools can also ‘build’ their own visits around a particular time periods or themes such as the Stone Age, Roman Britain and change over time in the local area.”

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