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  • Thursday, 11th December 2014

    Archive awarded for excellence in education

    Last week the archive was delighted to receive the Sandford Award for Heritage Education.

    This prestigious award, which recognises and promotes quality and excellence in education provision across the British Isles, was presented by Dr Lucy Worsley (pictured above) at an award ceremony at the National Maritime Museum. The Archive was particularly praised for how quickly they had managed to create a high quality and innovative education programme, using M&S heritage to inspire pupils across the curriculum.

    The Archive was recognised alongside other prestigious winners such as the Royal Museums Greenwich, The National Archives, Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.

    Alison Houston, Head of the Archive, said “We’re thrilled to have received this fantastic award. The Sandford Award is recognised by schools and other education institutions as a kite mark for high quality education provision so it’s fantastic to have been recognised by such an important national body. We are particularly proud to have achieved this given we have only been open for 2 years and have built the school and outreach offer in that short space of time.”

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    Picture credits Chris Vaughan Photography


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