Fota Wildlife Park is delighted to announce that it has again been chosen as a recipient of the Sandford Award for Heritage Education, which is recognised in Ireland and the UK. Fota Wildlife Park is one of only three institutions in Ireland who has been awarded the Sandford Award – which is a ‘kite mark’ for high-quality education provision which is acknowledged by schools and other educational institutions. Fota Wildlife Park has been a recipient of the Sandford Award since 2008.
Lynda McSweeney, Head of Education at Fota Wildlife Park (pictured) said on the news of receiving the award, “We are extremely proud to be chosen as a recipient of the Sandford Award for the last ten years. Throughout the last 23 years, Fota’s education programme has gone from strength to strength in relation to both the variety of formal educational modules on offer as well the continual growth in our attendance figures. Being recognised as a centre of excellence for heritage education in both Ireland and the UK is a welcome accolade and one that we will strive to maintain over the coming years.”
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