Volunteers from Portsmouth’s Mary Rose Museum win gong

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VOLUNTEERS who teach youngsters about science at Portsmouth’s Mary Rose Museum have received recognition.

The team of seven science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) volunteers have been awarded the Marsh Volunteer Award for the south-east for their efforts.

Museum head of learning Mary Kinoulty said she was proud of the team.

Ms Kinoulty said: ‘They richly deserve this prestigious award.

‘It is wonderful that their exceptional contribution to learning at the Mary Rose has been recognised in this way.’

The volunteers are Alan Copsey, Matt Coumbe, Joy Dunn, Tony Green, Roger Hyson, Paul Nials and Mike Wyles. They were presented with the award by Sir Richard Lambert, the chairman of the British Museum in London, at a ceremony there.

British Museum deputy director Joanna Mackle said: ‘Museums large and small are reliant on the contribution volunteers make to ensure the smooth and successful running of their organisation.’