The Society runs an Education Link programme. The programme aims to help make children aware of and appreciate their environment and its history.
The programme awards grants to local schools for work they may be undertaking in local history or environmental studies. The eight primary schools in the area each receive £50 and the John Masefield High School receives £150.
Money has been used to help fund the creation of a school garden, to provide extra teaching materials for local history projects, for prizes for work in environmental studies and for many other related topics.
Mary Winfield, a retired teacher, is the trustee responsible for Education Link. As a retired teacher, she is able to offer support to the schools if required. If anyone else would be interested in assisting schools as part of Education Link, please let us know.