Jenny Bland specialises in heritage learning – creating, delivering and evaluating heritage learning activities.
A dynamic and colourful character, Jenny is well known in South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire as one of the ‘faces’ of Kelham Island Museum, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and Whirlow Hall Farm (WHF).
A former teacher and museum education officer, qualified in Heritage Management, Jenny has extensive experience of working with schools and children to develop and deliver bespoke education services that link closely to the National Curriculum.
Jenny also works with nursing homes, day care centres, community health groups and support groups for the Blind, using a range of materials to aid reminiscence, stimulate memory and increase social intercourse and engagement.
Also known for her invigorating and engaging talks, Jenny has presented to a wide variety of community groups eg Townswomen’s Guilds, Rotary, Probus, history societies, family history societies, and heritage building and archaeology societies.
Jenny is a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for Arts, Manufacture and Commerce), as well as an amateur singer, actor and clog dancer!