Zoe Harris, our learning, outreach and volunteering officer, has been as been nominated for the Worcester News Worcestershire Education Awards.
Zoe joined us in June 2016 as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded project, ‘Celebrating 250 Years of Innovation, Industry and Craftsmanship’ and is working on bringing local history alive to children and families.
The awards are delivered by Worcester News and the University of Worcester to deliver the awards, which celebrates the hard work quality, passion and dedication in nurseries, schools and colleges in Worcester – as well as in wider community organisations such as museums, sports teams or youth clubs.
As part of her role, Zoe is working on developing and delivering a programme of formal and informal learning opportunities for children and visiting families. So far, she has trialled her education programme with 234 children from five Worcester primary schools.
The trials have been a success and Zoe is incredibly passionate about making the history of Royal Worcester accessible and exciting to all children, and has worked incredibly hard to drive the project forward. The learning experiences she has created for Worcester’s schools are hugely creative, innovative and engaging. Her work here at the museum has already brought in new, younger audiences, who are enthused about their local history and are now eager to learn more.
The awards will be presented at a a black-tie gala event in June.