Top of the class!
Polly Andrews, Education Officer for Bath Preservation Trust, has taken the education programme offered at No 1 Royal Crescent to new heights by winning a prestigious Sandford Award. Ratified by the Heritage Education Trust, these national awards recognise quality and excellence in the education service at an historic site.
The Sandford Award judge reviewed all aspects of the resources on offer to schools and also visited one of Polly‘s workshops and afterwards gave a glowing report:
“No.1 Royal Crescent deservedly receives its first Sandford Award. Students who are lucky enough to find themselves attending a workshop under the guidance of the Education Officer can be assured of an inspiring day during which their understanding of the lives, social attitudes and daily occupations of eighteenth century society will be explained through the use of artefacts, illustrations and practical experiences.”
Caroline Kay, Chief Executive of Bath Preservation Trust said:
“This is the first time we have won a Sandford Award and we are absolutely thrilled that our new schools education programme devised by Polly has been acknowledged as being top class. When No. 1 Royal Crescent was renovated last year we opened a new learning space in the Servants’ Hall and this has allowed us to expand our offering significantly. We are proud to provide an exciting and immersive programme for schoolchildren of all ages from Early Years to Key Stage 4, as well as adult and family learning opportunities.”