Volunteers deliver record-breaking numbers
Last modified: 02 October 2012
Our Ribble Discovery Centre in Lytham St Anne’s has been providing a magical wildlife experience for thousands of schoolchildren for nearly 20 years, and this year saw a record breaker.
Sitting on the edge of the Ribble Estuary, the discovery centre at Fairhaven Lake provides an out-of-classroom experience for children throughout Lancashire. In the last twelve months the centre has seen almost 2,500 schoolchildren come through its doors. This has been made possible due to the help of a dedicated team of volunteers who have given around 1000 hours of their time to support the centre’s small team of field teachers.
Jane Bryson, lead Field Teacher at the centre, said: “The commitment, friendliness and sheer efficiency of our volunteers is always commented on by visiting schools and also those in the education field from the RSPB’s national and regional offices.
“Our Field Teaching team knows and appreciates the quality of the very special volunteers we have down at the Ribble Discovery Centre. They come from all walks of life but have one thing in common: a passion for sharing their love of the environment with the next generation.”
In 2011 the centre was awarded an outstanding grade quality badge for its education. The scheme goes from strength to strength each year with a wide programme of activities and hands-on approach.
For more information about becoming a volunteer at the centre, or to book a school visit, call 01253 796292.
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