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.”


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
On Key

Related Posts

Festivals organiser takes the lead

Beth Heath, owner of the award-winning events company Shropshire Festivals, has been appointed chairwoman of the Shropshire Business Board, taking over from Paul Bennett. Beth

Beth’s business is blooming

A new Shropshire business is blooming – despite being set up during the pandemic. Beth Childs, of Much Wenlock, launched Pheasant Field Flowers after being

Broseley Festival called off again

Broseley Festival has been cancelled for the second year running because of the pandemic. The award-winning team that organises one of Shropshire’s most popular community

Designing a greener future

A firm of Shropshire architects has designed a plan for growth in 2021, unveiling a new environmental pledge. Base Architecture will plant a tree for