Stoke & Staffordshire

Tamworth Castle wins award for educational work

Tamworth Castle
Image caption More than 10,000 children a year take part in castle workshops

A Staffordshire landmark has won an award for its educational workshops for children.

More than 10,000 children a year take part in the history sessions at Tamworth Castle.

They can learn about different periods in history such as the Saxons, Victorians and Tudors.

In giving the Heritage Education Trust Sandford Award, judges noted how the workshops were "explicitly tailored to the national curriculum".

The judges praised the castle's education work and said that "all students were engaged and indeed 'wowed' by the activities and the live interpretation".

Councillor Steve Claymore, cabinet member for economic development at Tamworth Borough Council, said: "The education programme at the castle deserves this award.

"Not only does it give children the chance to see what life was like across the ages, the castle provides the perfect setting for this."

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