THE River & Rowing Museum in Henley has received an £8,500 grant from national education charity the Ernest Cook Trust
THE River & Rowing Museum in Henley has received an £8,500 grant from national education charity the Ernest Cook Trust.
The money will be used to organise a programme of workshops for schools focusing on the biodiversity of the River Thames as well as improving the museum’s educational resources and making it more accessible for schools in disadvantaged areas.
The museum’s Learning Centre has a team of specialist tutors who work with children of all ages from early years to A-level.
Helen Cook, head of learning, said: “The museum has established a reputation as a provider of high-quality education focused around our collections.
“We are delighted to be able to offer a workshop programme for schools previously unable to attend.”
The Ernest Cook Trust is rooted in the conservation and management of the countryside. It owns and manages 22,000 acres of landed estates across five counties.
It actively encourages children and young people to learn from the land through hands-on educational opportunities on its estates and by giving grants. Each year it distributes £1.8million to a range of education initiatives.