We are delighted to share with you all the very exciting news that the Scruton Station Heritage Education Volunteers were yesterday awarded both the Marsh Trust Museum Learning Award for the Yorkshire Region and the National Marsh Trust Award for Museum Learning, in a prestigious ceremony at the British Museum in London. The awards are made annually to volunteers in the heritage sector for their outstanding contributions to museum learning and engagement. Judges commented that:
<b>‘Your work at Scruton Station for the Wensleydale Railway Association Trust and the attention to detail in your delivery of interactive history days at the station for schoolchildren was considered by the judging panel to be exceptional.'</b>
More than 60 museums, galleries and heritage organisations from across the UK applied for the 12 regional awards, from whom the Heritage Education Volunteers were selected by a judging panel from British Museum, along with the People’s History Museum in Manchester, as this year’s joint national winners. In addition to the cuedos of winning this revered award, the WRA(T) Ltd has been awarded a cash prize of £1500, £1000 for the national award and £500 for the regional award to help develop its education and engagement provision.
This is a stunning and well-deserved achievement and one which recognises the crucial contribution of volunteers to heritage education and engagement. We certainly could not have delivered a programme of the quality and calibre that we have done at Scruton without this very talented and committed team and the support of all of you, who are too numerous to name but whose contributions have been equally appreciated.
Hearty congratulations to all those who have been part of this unique programme.