A prestigious national award for excellence in educational programmes has been presented to Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre in the impressive surroundings of the Tower of London.
The centre gained the nationally-recognised Sandford Award for its outstanding education programme in the summer, following an in-depth inspection.
The award was formally presented to staff from the centre at a ceremony held at the Tower of London last week, where the awards were announced by Tracy Borman, joint Chief Curator for Historic Royal Palaces.
The Sandford Award is an independently judged, quality assured assessment of education programmes at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections which acknowledges excellence in educational provision.
Judges visited Bosworth Battlefield earlier this year, where they observed and assessed a school visit. Judge Chris Green said he was impressed by the organisation and presentation of the site, the delivery and how well the front of house staff and the facilitators worked as a team.
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre provides an exciting, stimulating and educational schools programme, which is the result of an enormous amount of hard work and dedication. The Sandford Award is a well-deserved honour for all of those involved and we hope it will encourage more schools to come and visit.Person:Councillor Richard Blunt, cabinet member for heritage, leisure and arts
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre will retain the Sandford Award accreditation for five years, after which it will be re-inspected