Community Education Officer

Published: 26 April 2016

Community Education Officer

Mrs Amanda Boxer, previously employed as the Town Centre Management Project Assistant, has been in post since 1st April 2016 working two days a week preparing presentations to schools and local organisations on the history of the Grylls family and the Monument. Mrs Boxer has worked extremely hard putting her Bachelor of Education and 35 years of teaching and lecturing experience at South Cheshire College to very good use. She has even invented a new board game called ‘Stacks & Shafts’ based on the Snakes & Ladders principle, as an activity to help the young learn about Cornish mining.

Mrs Boxer has school visits confirmed and has already given presentations to the Helston & District Memory Café (also attended by the Mayor and Mayoress) and the Helston & Lizard Multiple Sclerosis Club. Feedback comments included:-

Pitched right and cleverly illustrated throughout”

“Really enjoyed the afternoon and we all learned a lot about our town”

Public presentations have been arranged for Tuesday 31st May and Friday 3rd June, both commencing at 1.00pm in the Gallery at the Museum. Weather permitting, each presentation will be followed by a guided tour of Coinagehall Street visiting key areas of interest before culminating at the Grylls Monument. Entry will be free of charge with tickets available shortly – well worth a look…!

 Photo: John Martin