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This month we’ve been mostly telling people how wonderful we are!!!!

I’ve been trying to choose one highlight of the month and it’s been so difficult! In the end I’ve had to pick two. I’m really pleased with the amazing vinyl wallpaper we’ve put up in the Ducklings Play Area at National Waterways Museum. The colours and design look fantastic and really bring the room to life! I was relieved to find that I was taller than the height chart we put in!!

I have also been really proud of my volunteer team at Anderton Boat Lift this month. They’ve thrown themselves into our new education sessions with great enthusiasm! They’ve done a day of costumed interpretation training with Andrew Ashmore, reviewed the visitor centre trail and learned lots of new information. Well done everyone!

In other news, the Explorers education team and volunteers nationally are getting ready for the Education Show on 19-21 March. We’ve got a really exciting stand this year which showcases our new “Build a Canal” interactive, our many and varied locations for school visits and our fantastic educational resources. Look out for photos and news from the show on our twitter feed @CRTExplorers and on our Facebook page Canal & River Explorers.

We have also been busy promoting Explorers through mail outs of our new education leaflet to around 8000 schools within 20 miles of our school visit destinations. Along with this, we are continuing our half-termly teacher’s newsletter and are currently planning a “Name the Duck” competition as part of the CRT national marketing campaign. This will be launched in March.

Last date edited: 16 March 2015

About this blog

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.

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