Another step has become taken when the Margate Caves moves much better its reopening in 2019 while using appointment of an learning and outreach officer.
Following a six-year campaign, The Margate Caves Community Education Trust secured funding to establish a landmark building that includes community facilities such as a cafe, alongside visitors centre that can provide accessibility restored Caves, who were closed in 2004.
In November 2013 The Margate Caves Community Education Trust (TMCCET) was formed and registered while using the Charity Commission.
The building, made by award-winning architects Kaner Olette, received planning permission in 2015.
Thanet District Council granted the?Margate Caves Community Education Trust?a long lease to your historic Northdown Road site last September.
The lease meant the Trust could access a 1m grant ?gained in the Heritage Lottery Fund not too long ago alongside the 420,000 granted with the Big Lottery Fund in 2016 for work to?purchase the Caves open.
Excavation took place in February and today the Trust has appointed Rebecca Welby because it is part-time Learning and Outreach Officer.
Rebecca is raising knowledge of the caves and portion of her role will be to create a Teachers’ Panel to help provide the learning resources. She will be also visiting schools in Thanet to talk with your kids about the caves and get their input about what they will see in Explorer Packs which is to be given out to visitors.
She said: “It’s imperative that you develop our kids’ activities in collaboration with the youngsters that happen to be making use of them. We do not need to build the conventional kit bag that a great many attractions have for little ones, which have usually been developed by adults.
“We want our resources to be as inspiring and exciting as the caves themselves! We’re keen to operate closely by using a Teachers’ Panel and then we usually provide a range of resources for groups see the caves.
“We are also looking to create some Loan Boxes that schools will take away along with them to implement inside classroom, aiding exciting cross-curricular learning.”
Rebecca already has visits booked to St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, Hartsdown Academy and St Lawrence College Junior School, or a Margate-based Rainbow and Brownie group. She’s on the market to arrived at schools throughout the island and speak in assemblies, or smaller year groups.
Rebecca could also visit Scouting and Guiding groups to operate cave drawing workshops. All totally free this year even though the Trust develops its education programme.
If you will be enthusiastic about either booking a Caves talk or workshop, or becoming area of the Teachers’ Panel, please email [email protected]