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Sandford Cascade Workshop – strengthening learning in museums and the historic environment

When:   3 October 2017, 10.30 - 15.00

Where: Crich Tramway Village, Derbyshire

This workshop is a chance for those working and volunteering in heritage education in the East Midlands to hear how the Sandford Cascade project can help to encourage confidence and further development within heritage learning, enabling more sites and collections across the region to apply for the prestigious Sandford Award; an independently judged, quality assured assessment of education programmes at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections across the British Isles. Almost 500 sites have received an Award since the scheme began in 1978.

As part of our wider project activities, the Sandford Cascade Project facilitates visits between Sandford Award winning sites and sites aspiring to be Sandford Award winners in order to promote the sharing of good practice amongst the heritage learning community.  Heritage sites in the region such as The Workhouse, Southwell, Lincoln Castle and Cromford Mills input into this process of cascading good practice by being a ‘host’ site for interested parties to visit and observe their learning provision. We are also fortunate to have the support of the Museum of London, Durham Cathedral and Darlington Railway Museum.

The project also supports the development of informal heritage learning activities through the Sandford Award for Informal Learning (SAIL).

Come along and find out how you and your site could benefit from:

  •   peer support from educators at Sandford Award winning museum and heritage sites
  •   inspirational case study visits to Sandford Award winning sites
  •   free skills and best practice workshops
  •   a bursary of £1000 to purchase educational resources, training and specialist advice
  •   Continuing Professional Development opportunities

The Workshop

Meet learning staff and volunteers who have benefited from the Sandford Cascade project and have gone on to gain the Sandford Award themselves, and pick up some best practice tips from Crich Tramway's education team. The workshop is free and includes lunch and a tour of Crich Tramway Village, a Sandford Award winning site.

Delegates who’ve attended our recruitment workshops have placed a high value on them as an opportunity to share experiences, learn from each other and to network with other people involved in heritage education. I hope you can join us.

Booking Arrangements
Book by 25 September to secure a place - please email:
with the name of attendee(s), job title(s) and contact details for your museum or heritage site. Full details will be sent with your booking confirmation.

Open to museums and heritages sites in the East Midlands