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St Albans Cathedral Education Centre honoured with Sandford Award for excellence in Heritage Education
St Albans Cathedral Education Centre has been awarded its sixth consecutive Sandford Award for excellence in Heritage Education.
The Abbey's centre achieved the top grade in every category which recognises and commends quality of education programmes at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections across the British Isles.
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.
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 the cathedral said he was delighted.
Mr Clarke said: "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, October 25 between 10am and 12pm for new volunteers to join the team. For full details call 01727 890212.
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