Education and Young People

Overview – Buckingham Canal Society wishes to involve young people in its activities and to help children and young people learn about the history of the canal and its influence on the area in which we live.

Curriculum support – The Society would be pleased to support any curriculum-led activities in the areas of history, science, environment, geography etc.  Guided visits to sections of the canal under restoration can be arranged and presentations tailored to the delivery of relevant educational objectives.

Work Party Participation by pupils – In 2011 – 2012 pupils from Stowe School, undertaking community service, made regular visits to the canal, carrying out a range of environmental tasks and also clearing a culvert as part of our long-term water supply plans.

Currently pupils from Furze Down School in Winslow are assisting with the environmental maintenance of Bourton Meadow site as part of their service for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

It is possible for young people over the age of 14 to participate in work parties, and accreditation for this with the Duke of Edinburgh Award schemes may be able to be arranged.  We would expect such young people to be part of recognised groups or accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Student opportunities – The Society is currently working with The University of Buckingham to provide opportunities for enriching their experience of publicity and communications.  Any suggestions of additional ways in which students can become involved in the work of the Society would be warmly welcomed.

For further information about any of the above please contact chairman@buckinghamcanal.org.uk