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£20,000 lottery grant to help pupils learn about Lincs’ coastal grazing marshes

General News.

General News.

More than 300 local primary school children have already learned about the history and wildlife of Lincolnshire’s Coastal Grazing Marshes and now more can do so thanks to £20,000 of Heritage Lottery funding.

Launched to schools on Lincolnshire Day last year, teachers and parents can now access the downloadable resource material for these sessions at www.lincsmarshes.org.uk to enable more children to benefit.

The resource material is based around the national curriculum and has been created as part of the Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes Project - a £1.7 million Heritage Lottery funded project supported by East Lindsey District Council.

These resources are the first of their type to help children learn about the origins of the Lincolnshire dialect, the history of local farming, salt making and the role that the grazing marshes play to migratory birds.

Project Officer, Joe Blissett, said: “The communities of Lincolnshire’s Coastal Grazing Marshes are steeped in history and the diverse landscape is vital to wildlife.

“These packs will be available on our website for many years to come so that children can learn about, discover and explore East Lindsey’s fascinating heritage.”

More than 300 pupils have already taken part in the project in schools in Alford, Theddlethorpe, Saltfleetby, Chapel St Leonards and Huttoft.

To find out more about the project call Joe Blissett on 01507 613134, email joe.blissett@e-lindsey.gov.uk or visit www.lincsmarshes.org.uk.

 

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