Give lessons on wonders of the canal
3:30pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in Latest News
VOLUNTEERS are needed to help teach school children in Wiltshire the wonders of the local waterways.
The Canal & River Trust is hoping to recruit people as part of a new educational project based at the historic Crofton Pumping Station, near Marlborough, which sits on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Elaine Stanley, education volunteer coordinator at the Canal & River Trust, said: “The Pumping Station is the perfect setting to inspire young people about their local canal, and all the stories, history and wildlife that it contains.
“We are looking for volunteer teachers who can help to bring the Kennet & Avon Canal alive, to what we hope is a new generation of waterway enthusiasts.
“I’d encourage anyone interested in getting involved to attend the open event.”
The volunteers will develop a curriculum to help children understand the importance of the Pumping Station, its beam engine, the lives of the people who used to work there and the rich heritage and wildlife of this stretch of the canal.
Experience of working with children at primary or secondary level is necessary. All volunteers will have the support of an education officer and all travel costs will be reimbursed.
An open session about volunteering will be held on Tuesday, October 1, from 2pm- 4pm.
For more, email elaine.
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