Woodbridge Tide Mill Education Officer, Heather Sheehan explains “the support of the East of England Co-op will help the Mill’s Trustees to allow the widest possible number of people to learn about the Mill, it’s history, what it does and how it does it.
This generous Grant will enable us to do things such as create an accessible website – including access statements and sensory maps. It will also allow us to develop and launch sensory support backpacks – to support young visitors with sensory needs with aids like ear defenders, a magnifying glass, fiddle toys, a museum trail, sunglasses, a torch, a feelings lanyard and a sensory museum map.
We also intend to use the Grant to develop a new themed museum trail, helping to create focus and structure, enabling the experience of the museum to be holistic and much more relaxed for families with SEND children/young people”.
Woodbridge Tide Mill Charitable Trust Chair, John Carrington adds “We simply could not do this at this time without the support of East of England Co-op. This grant will help us to change the lives of many young visitors. It will help them to experience the Mill, it’s history and how bread, the staple of life, was and is made. It will help give them the support they need to learn and enjoy the process”.
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