The Museums & Attractions Explorers teams have been busy running family activities throughout the summer.
We’ve had pond dipping, nature walks, traditional crafts, canal art, den building, storytelling, boat trips and all sorts of exciting opportunities for families to engage with waterways heritage.
I’ve also had a local play scheme visiting the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port. They brought along 200 children between the ages of 4 and 13 – that was a lively day! My favourite moment was watching around 50 children, all wearing the duck hats they’d made, parading across the site!
Preparations for the new school term are now well underway with fantastic workshops, tours and boat trips on offer across all the Museums & Attractions. I am also training a number of the Explorers volunteers to deliver water safety assemblies and workshops in schools throughout the autumn.
I’m very excited about welcoming live interpretation trainer Andrew Ashmore to Ellesmere Port in September. He is providing training for our Explorers volunteers, tour guides and youth theatre group. I’ll let you know how it all went!
Until the next time …..
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