We are so excited to be working in partnership with Lincolnshire Road Transport museum who will be undertaking the new Sandford Award for Informal learning. The SAIL award is a new award that seeks to commend good practice in informal learning, looking at co-production and community enrichment, strengthening learning in the historical environment.
Jean MacIntyre, Head of Innovation at Bishop Grosseteste University, comments: “We are absolutely delighted that Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum have come on board. Bringing new audiences to our heritage sites in the East Midlands is a great aspiration.”
The award is a perfect way to capture the strong links Lincolnshire Transport Museum have with the community. At a handover event Karen Kendall Adams (Documentation Officer, Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society) from the museum was given 5 tablets and a £1,000 bursary, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The bursary and tablets for SAIL at the transport museum will be used to deliver a digital tagging project relating the social history of the transport collection, enabling visitors to access new enriched information about the narrative of the collection. Karen will be working with Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society members to record content in partnership with the Musuem and University Partnership Initiative Programme at DeMonfort University and the University of Leicester. Sandford Cascade team are pleased to be collaborating with a site that are experimenting with their user experience in this way.
In attendance for the event were Rachel Bryant, Sandford Cascade Co-Ordinator (Bishop Grosseteste University), Volunteers at the Transport Museum, Karen Kendall Adams, (Documentation Officer, Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society), Members of the Board of Trustees (Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society), Sally Porter, Economic Development Project Officer (North Kesteven District Council) and Sam Metz, Sandford Cascade Learning Officer (Bishop Grosseteste University).