The Rivertime Boat Trust and the River Rowing Museum welcomed Princess Anne to Henley this week to launch a new programme for people with special educational needs and disabilities.
A new educational programme has been jointly developed by The River Rowing Museum and The Rivertime Boat Trust to promote education about the River Thames and the natural environment.
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HRH met with local children from Manor Green and Stony Dean Schools who enjoyed a learning experience with five interactive activities identifying around the river, learning about erosion, transportation, flora and fauna and floodplains.
The Princess Royal also unveiled a plaque to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the museum in Mill Meadows, which was opened by the late Queen Elizabeth II in 1998.
Chris Barrett, the Chair of Trustees for the Rivertime Boat Trust said that this is a special day for us because we will be launching an exciting new Educational Programme for both neuro typical children and children from Special Educational Need Schools.
Experiences which we enjoy and regard as normal can be a major challenge for them or just simply out of reach. Our mission is to bring them within reach; Give Them a Sporting Chance by means of financial support and organisation and Rivertime by providing adapted facilities and tailored opportunities to enable the special experience of river boating.
The River and Rowing Museum and Rivertime Boat Trust have worked together for over a decade and this new collaboration will add the dimension of classroom learning, to complement what we offer on the water.
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