St Albans Cathedral Education Centre Receives Prestigious Award

Thu, 12 September 2013

St Albans Cathedral Education Centre has been awarded its sixth consecutive Sandford Award for Excellence in Heritage Education.

The Sandford Award is an independently judged, quality assured assessment of education programmes at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections across the British Isles. Other past award winners include Blenheim Palace, Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Museum of Scotland.

During her visit, the Inspector from Sandford followed six groups of children on the Education Centre’s Medieval Pilgrimage Trail and observed a teacher training session. The Centre achieved the top grade in every category.

Karen Wiseman, Lead Judge at Sandford, said, “The St Albans Cathedral Education Centre is staffed by skilled teachers who have an engaging, effective and peaceful style of teaching. Schools wishing to visit can be assured of a memorable and valuable experience for their pupils. I would recommend it without reservation.“

Steve Clarke, Education Officer at St Albans Cathedral, commented, “We are delighted to be awarded the Sandford Award for Heritage Education. It really does reflect the standard of work that the Education Centre has achieved, and is a credit to all who work and here and the thousands of children who visit us.”

The Education Centre is holding an Open Morning on Friday 25th October between 10am and 12pm for new volunteers to join the team. For full details call 01727 890212.

Any schools looking to book a visit to the Cathedral call 01727 890212 or click here for more information.

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