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Explorers towpath visit in Leeds

Each canal and river is unique and offers powerful ways to engage children and bring learning to life.

We believe that effective education can transform lives and lead to change, development and a desire to learn more. Through the Trust's learning programme, Canal & River Trust - Explorers, we hope to stimulate a lifelong positive engagement with our canals and rivers. 

Our learning programme is closely linked to the national curriculum and group badges and highly regarded by teachers and group leaders. The Explorers programme relies on the support of a team of education volunteers who donate time, skills and passion to enable more children to experience our waterways and the rich learning environment they provide. Our dedicated volunteers lead inspiring visits on the towpath, in our museums or in your school or clubhouse




Last date edited: 11 November 2020