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Volunteers are needed to help teach school children near Stoke-on-Trent about the wonders of their local canals.
We're hoping to recruit a team of experienced education volunteers based in Etruria as part of our ‘Explorers’ education programme aimed at 7-11 year olds.
The ‘Explorers’ volunteers will lead sessions for primary schools, Cub Scouts and Brownie groups, that extend from the classroom to the waterside, and include everything from explaining how canals were built to helping children to be safe by the water. They will also be talking about the wonderful wildlife, history and characters of the area’s 200 year old canals.
As well as fun learning activities and visit ideas the ‘Explorers’ education programme also offers free themed workshops in school and out on the towpath along with downloadable lesson plans and resources. All activities and materials are linked to the National Curriculum.
Sarah Cook, education coordinator at the Canal & River Trust says: “The canals in Stoke-on-Trent have a long and colourful history so there’s loads of really interesting stories to tell. We’re looking for education volunteers who can bring those stories and characters to life and really inspire young people.
“This team of volunteers will enthuse kids about the wonderful history and wildlife around them and help to create what, we hope, is a new generation of waterway enthusiasts. I’d encourage anyone interested in getting involved to get in touch.”
We're looking for experienced people who are confident leading organised school and group activities. The volunteers will be required to work on week days during term time and will have the support of an education officer.
Anyone wanting to get involved or get more information should contact Sarah Cook on 07715 377788 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Trust’s Explorers education programme visit www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/explorers/volunteers
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