Education is central to what the Quay Watermen’s Association stands for. We are committed to passing on the history of the river and docks to the younger generation.
The heritage and natural habitats of the river provide endless opportunities for educational outings linked to the National Curriculum. A visit can include looking at the changing river, the wildlife that lives there, the industries that have thrived alongside it, the trade it has enabled or the river crossings from ferry to modern bridges. History, geography and STEM subjects can all be covered as well as art, literacy and numeracy. All made more exciting when coupled with a trip on one of our easy access boats.
The work we have done so far with Ysgol Bryn Deva and Connah’s Quay High School has been exciting and inspired the students to produce vibrant displays that we have been very proud to exhibit at the centre and at our community heritage events.
We want to hear from people who have stories to tell about their lives on the river so we can capture them and save them for future historians who may want to know what life was like for people who lived and worked on the river Dee.
We would like undertake much more of this sort of work as it helps the children of the area learn about their own local history and helps them place it within the world history that they will be learning about in school.
We are looking for volunteers to help us run our educational programme and to record memories so please get in touch if you are interested ……..