Tide Mill awarded Community & Conservation Fund grant for Educational Visits

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Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum has been awarded funding from the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Community & Conservation Fund, to support and increase the number of school visits to the museum by subsidising the cost of coach transport for schools within the Suffolk Coast AONB.

The award, which was granted in April this year, but has been allocated for the new school year, allows Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum to offer transport subsidies of up to £100 to each school located within the Suffolk Coast AONB.

The museum has recently updated their learning programme, and now offer an exciting, authentic learning experience for educational settings through exploration of the site. They can cater for children from both KS1 and KS2 and cover a wide range of curriculum subjects, and can even tailor sessions to suit the schools learning needs and fit with the current topics and themes of learning (for more details, please see the flyer attached to this press release).

Heather Sheehan, Head of Education at Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum, explains: “Students can see tidal power in action, grind their own flour and get a sense of the ingenuity, mechanics and engineering that was used over 800 years ago when Woodbridge Tide Mill was built. The exhibits also how the pivotal role Woodbridge Tide Mill played in Woodbridge’s rich history and the prosperity of the town. We look forward to welcoming lots of schools to the Mill over the coming months.”

Any schools located in the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths AONB can apply for subsidised travel to Woodbridge Tide Mill and book a visit by contacting Heather Sheehan on enquiries.woodbridgetidemill@gmail.com.

The Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB Community & Conservation Fund is a home-grown fund, developed in partnership with local businesses. The aim of the fund is to support grass roots conservation, access and education projects in the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB.

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