Wheal Martyn†- Educational Resources
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Wheal Martyn†intends to provide learning experiences which are both enjoyable and thought-provoking; experiences which literally build on the foundations laid by industry and enables the children to interact with the industrial heritage of the 'Clay Country'.
Amidst the immense scale of the Cornish china clay industry, individual stories, experiences and lives can be eclipsed and forgotten. The exhibition space seeks to retell the story of the people who lived, worked and played in the shadows of the giant waste tips; the immense white pyramids which depict their own story of how the clay industry has impacted on this part of Cornwall. The museum believes that it is through many of these individual lives that the larger picture of the china clay industry can be seen, experienced and understood.††
Wheal Martyn†is an important part of the heritage of the area and†it has a wealth of resources available for schools to use. But the† Country Park isnít just about the china clay industry. It is about history, numeracy, literacy, science, art and much more, all of which work together to bring the site to life.† It is about bringing the curriculum to life by helping to make these subjects fascinating and relevant.††