learning team wins Sandford Prize – Lincolnshire County Council


Lincoln Castle’s Investigate Learning team has been recognized for the exceptional learning program they deliver to schools, colleges and universities.

This year, Lincoln Castle welcomed around 8,000 pupils and students on educational tours, introducing them to the complex history of the medieval monument.

The Sandford Prize, in partnership with Bishop Grosseteste University and the Heritage Education Trust, recognizes museums, galleries, historic buildings, parks, zoos and other attractions across the country that offer the best learning programs, aligned with the curriculum national.

Evaluators examine how well sites engage students, help them understand local history, and the overall quality of resources and the learning experience. Lincoln Castle received top marks for all criteria in its recent review.

Cllr Lindsey Cawrey, Executive Member for Culture and Heritage at Lincolnshire County Council, said:

The awards keep rolling in for our fantastic heritage service! This Sandford Award is particularly special as it recognizes the work we do to share the incredible story of Lincoln Castle with learning groups.

“The award evaluator praised the learning team for their ability to bring the castle’s history to life. And it’s clear that students are having a memorable and enjoyable experience, as we repeatedly host schools, colleges and universities from across the region.

“I would like to warmly congratulate the Lincoln Castle Investigate Learning team for their success in this award.”

The lead evaluator for the Sandford Prize wrote:

“Lincoln Castle is amply deserving of its second Sandford Prize in recognition of the unique and compelling insight it offers visitors into a range of historical phenomena of local and national significance, ranging from the medieval world and the Magna Carta to treatment of prisoners in Victorian England.

“The learning team demonstrated impressive creativity, ingenuity and analytical dexterity in using the site’s long and complex history to shed light on key historical themes directly related to program content. school.

“In doing so, they have created a learning experience that is both highly engaging and memorable, delivered in the most authentic setting possible.

“Visitors can’t help but be captivated by the breadth of history on display here and the skill of the site that brings it vividly to life in a way that will resonate with learners for years to come. “

Lincoln Castle welcomes visits from all education providers, covering all ages from Primary to GCSE, A-Level and University students. For more information, visit www.lincolncastle.com/investigate-learning.


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