Moorland Classroom gets £10,000 from Exmoor Trust

PRESS RELEASE

Picture: Susan May presents the £10,000 cheque to David Rolls.
Left to right: Arabella Amory (Chair of Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership), Susan May (Chair of Exmoor Trust), David Rolls (Moorland Education and Outreach Officer).

Moorland the Heart of ExmoorThe Exmoor Trust has given £10,000 to the Moorland Classroom, a project to provide unforgettable outdoor learning experiences for children created by the Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership.

Susan May, the chairman of the Exmoor Trust, said: “We’re delighted to make this contribution to the Moorland Classroom, which enables schools in and around Exmoor National Park to learn from the fascinating moorland landscapes.”

David Rolls, the Moorland Education and Outreach Officer for the Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership said: “This £10,000 helped to make the project possible because it secured support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.”

He added: “Local schools have loved the Moorland Classroom activities at fantastic locations like Haddon Hill and Pinkery and we have tons of things lined up for next term. The lead partner is Exmoor National Park Authority and the brilliant project partners involved so far include the Field Studies Council, OPAL (Open Air Laboratories), the Moorland Mousie Trust, South West Water, South West Lakes Trust and both Somerset and Devon Wildlife Trusts.”

Picture (left to right): Dave Gurnett (Education Manager at Exmoor National Park Authority) Arabella Amory (Chair of Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership), Susan May (Chair of Exmoor Trust), David Rolls (Moorland Education and Outreach Officer), Linzi Green (Exmoor Pony Officer), Mary-Rose Lane (Environment Agency), Anne Hand (Exmoor Trust).

ENDS.

MEDIA CONTACT DETAILS

Clare O’Connor, Exmoor National Park Authority, DD: 01398 322244. Email CKOConnor@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk
Photographs in this press release are available separately upon request.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Exmoor Trust

The Exmoor Trust was founded in 1999 as a charity supporting a broad range of matters relating to Greater Exmoor, its inhabitants, ecology and environment. To find out more, please visit www.exmoortrust.org.uk

Heart of Exmoor

This year Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership launched a Heritage Lottery Funded scheme that promotes moorland as the Heart of Exmoor.

Heart of Exmoor helps people to enjoy and appreciate Exmoor’s moorland and supports those who take care of it. The scheme’s fifteen projects will invest half a million pounds to benefit the landscape and community. The Moorland Classroom is one of the projects. To find out more, please visit www.heartofexmoor.org.uk or call 01398 322164.

Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership is:

  • Active Exmoor
  • English Heritage
  • Environment Agency
  • Exmoor National Park Authority
  • Exmoor Society
  • Exmoor Trust
  • Field Studies Council
  • The National Trust
  • National Farmers Union
  • Natural England
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • West Somerset Community College

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