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Grant for education boost at museum
7:30am Saturday 16th March 2013 in News
A MUSEUM has been given a £1,000 grant to help introduce new educational material to the site.
The Essex Police Museum based at the force’s headquarters just off Sandford Road, Springfield, was handed the money by the SHARE Museums East Audience Development Grant Scheme.
Staff from the building had applied to the scheme to pay for educational loan boxes which will be used to bring more learning resources to school children.
The boxes, which will be shaped like the traditional blue police boxes, will contain handling equipment, activity packs and colouring sheets aimed at pupils from pre-school up to Key Stage Three age.
Becky Wash, the museum’s curator, said: “It’s fantastic to be given this grant and thanks to SHARE, the Essex Police museum will be able to reach new and existing audiences more effectively.
“The museum is a self-funded charity so special projects are only possible through such opportunities as this.
“The loan boxes will be available for police officers and schools to borrow for visits and lessons.
“Each box will focus on different topics such as People Who Help Us, Keeping Safe, Policing through the ages, World War 2 and Crime Scene Investigation.”
The museum is open on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.