Give youngsters wildlife wisdom in an ‘ideal outside classroom’

Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum
Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum

An education team which teaches children about canals and rivers is looking for more volunteers.

Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum, on the banks of the Grand Union Canal, welcomed dozens of schoolchildren last year for the water-side lessons.

But the Canal & River Trust wants more volunteers to join the education team and take sessions for youngsters, aged seven to 11.

Bob Carter, current volunteer at the museum, described it as a ‘very rewarding role’.

He said: “It’s great fun seeing the excitement on the children’s faces as they arrive and their enthusiasm throughout the day.”

Elaine Stanley, education volunteer coordinator for the trust, said: “We are looking for volunteers who can bring the canal alive and tell the stories of the local wildlife and history that make it such a great place to visit.

“The canal is an ideal outdoor classroom, with plenty to inspire the imagination of children and young people.”

If you have experience of working with children, at primary or secondary level, come along to an open session at the museum on Thursday September 18 between 1pm and 3pm.

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