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Magna Carta Champions is a community focused long term education project run in partnership with the Windsor & Royal Borough Museum volunteer group and the Friends of the Museum.

The project aims to train a group of 30 volunteers about Magna Carta. The group met over the summer of 2015 and shared their learning in creative, face-to-face ways. The River Relay and the bankside activities was an excellent opportunity to share information with some of the 1000’s of people that attended the event. Some of our Charter Bearers carried a copy of Magna Carta downstream to Runnymede and became Champions.

During the summer 2015 Magna Carta 800th anniversary festival of events, information and activities highlighted the project at points along the River Thames during our Magna Carta 800 River Relay. The Windsor & Royal Borough Museum based at the Guildhall in Windsor, have organised events for families and children to learn about the impact of Magna Carta over the next 2 years. This will benefit residents and visitors throughout the Borough from Wraysbury and Old Windsor on the borders with Runnymede, to Cookham and Hurley in the north of the area and Ascot & the Sunnings in the South. In addition, over 31,500 museum visitors from around the world will have an opportunity learn about how Magna Carta was sealed just down the river. For years to come the Champions group will continue a long term legacy of information sharing for all ages across a range of cultural venues in the Borough as well as alongside the museum’s new permanent Magna Carta display.

For more information about the project and the River Relay click here.

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