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National Education Award for Park Hall Countryside Experience (10th February 2016)

National Education Award for Park Hall Countryside Experience

Park Hall Countryside Experience, Oswestry are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the prestigious ‘Best in Education 2016′ award at The National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) annual conference held in Liverpool last week. NFAN is the trade association for the farm attractions sector with over 250 members.

Sponsored by publishers ‘Colour Heroes’, the Education award was highly contested and was awarded to Park Hall for its diversity and excellence in the range of educational activities on offer.

The judges praised the Health & Safety information given to teachers, and the range of learning opportunities for children. The judges were particularly impressed by innovations such as the World War One Trenches for visitors and the historic learning opportunities. Park Hall was, in their words, ‘a worthy winner of the Best in Education award’.

This popular family attraction is able to provide a wide range of farm visits for early years and primary age children, introducing pupils to ‘hands on’ animal experiences and discovering habitats and living processes of our farmyard favourites.

In addition to farm activities there are excellent heritage activities on offer. Children can have a lesson in the Victorian School, take part in Iron Age discovery at the Roundhouse, visit the Welsh Guards Museum or take a tour of the extensive World War One Trenches which have been designed and replicated to give an impression of the soldier’s experience of Trench warfare.

Director Richard Powell received the award at the Titanic Hotel Liverpool. Both he and his fellow directors Martyn Hughes and Roger Powell are delighted at the recognition given to Park Hall for their achievements in delivering an excellent education package to both schools and visitors alike. Richard Powell said ‘ It’s fantastic to be recognised as one of the best in the Farm Park Industry’