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Country house wins award for education role

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: September 21, 2012

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A National Trust property in Devon has been recognised for its dedication to educating in the community.

Killerton House, near Exeter, has won the Sandford Award from the heritage Education Trust for its relationship with schools and commitment to its education programme.

Learning Officer of Killerton, Eileen Dillon, said she was delighted with the news.

"We're thrilled to have received the award and are honoured that the Heritage Education Trust recognises our dedication to learning as well as our close relationships with local schools," she said.

"Killerton is an ideal space for learning as its landscape holds great variety and a history for children to become engaged with. We are passionate about education and are keen to engage pupils and get them actively learning while having fun."

Killerton was assessed earlier in the year. The panel of independent judges included Ofsted inspectors, former head teachers, and education consultants.

Lead judge Amanda Phillipson said: "The innovative way in which the grounds are used makes for a full day of fun for visiting school groups."

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