0Well, the theme for May has been unpredictability – particularly when it comes to the weather! You name it and we’ve had it this month, sunshine, rain, gales, hail and often all in the same day! I’m not looking forward to completing the practical elements of my Community Boat Management course if this weather persists into June and July.
On a brighter note, the learning team had a fun packed day out at Tatton Park this month, taking part in the National Scout Jamboree. We took along some objects from our handling collection, as well as some hands-on activities for the cubs and scouts to get involved with. Despite the torrential rain we were all still smiling at the end of the day! It is fantastic to be supported by such positive volunteers.
I’ve just packed off my last 2 groups of happy (and tired!) school pupils, and am now frantically trying to prepare for half term activities. Visitors will be able to meet the residents of our period cottages and take part in a Victorian Wash Day. I will also be running 3 different craft activities, including felt making, which is fun but very, very messy! Can’t wait!
If you’re visiting Lymm Transport Festival in June, you might bump into me or one of my volunteer team. Please come and say “Hello”, we would love to meet you!
Helen Evans is the learning officer for our museums and attractions. She joined the National Waterways Museum (Ellesmere Port) in 2010, following eight years of secondary school teaching. Helen lives in Macclesfield and is a keen long distance runner, competing for Macclesfield Harriers.See more blogs from Helen Evans