Cornish Lithium, the pioneering mineral exploration and development company based at the Tremough Innovation Centre in Penryn, is proud to be a sponsor of Cornwall Heritage Trust’s School Transport Grants scheme for the next year.
Cornwall Heritage Trust provides grants for primary schools to enable young people to visit places of historic interest and stimulate an awareness and appreciation of Cornwall’s rich and distinctive heritage. The rising cost of transport is a major barrier for some schools but as a result of this scheme, 14,000 children experienced trips to places of historic interest between 2015 and 2020.
“Cornish Lithium is rooted in Cornwall and combines historical detective work with cutting-edge technology to pinpoint where lithium might be extracted from the granite structures beneath our feet,” explains Senior Geologist, Lucy Crane.
“We have digitised historic mining maps from the 18th and 19th centuries to preserve them; we have pored over dusty estate records and researched ancient families to identify the owners of mineral rights in our quest to kickstart a green industrial revolution for Cornwall. By learning from the past, we are able to innovate for the future and extract lithium in an environmentally-responsible way for use in electric car batteries as the UK transitions to a net zero carbon economy. By sponsoring this important scheme, we aim to inspire Cornish schoolchildren to cherish, preserve and learn from their unique heritage, and become the pioneers of their generation.”
Cathy Woolcock, CEO of Cornwall Heritage Trust adds: “We are delighted that Cornish Lithium is supporting our charity as one of our sponsors for our School Transport Grants scheme. The grants that we provide towards travel to places of heritage interest are such a valuable resource to schools and Cornish Lithium’s contribution will really make a difference. We would like to thank everyone involved.”