13 December 2022 

Wheal Martyn’s Education Officer, Gemma Martin, has secured a grant for £3000 for The Wild Escape project, which is made possible by lead support from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants, with additional support from Art Fund. This grant will provide the opportunity for Wheal Martyn to heavily subsidise a school engagement project, of which several of our local primary schools have already shown a keen interest in taking part.

The project will see primary children visiting Wheal Martyn and taking part in writing workshops to explore biodiversity and environmental change, as seen through the eyes of an animal in our museum collection.  We will be following up the visit with workshops in school with various professionals including our very own writer, Emily Ould; SpinDrift dance practitioners and a conservation officer. The school activities will be taking place from late January through to Earth Day 2023, when we will celebrate the children’s work in a community event at Wheal Martyn.