Heritage in Schools - Competition

To mark the release of the second series of Heritage in Schools tutorials and to celebrate International Biodiversity Week we’re running another competition with a prize in four categories.

Entries will be categorised according to age (under 6yrs; 7-8yrs and 9-12yrs) - winners will receive a €50 One4All voucher and a free visit from a Heritage in Schools Expert for their school (to be redeemed September-December 2020).

The tutorials and other resources can be accessed at http://www.heritageinschools.i....

CATEGORIES

1.Online time machine

Task: Using the maps John D. Ruddy refers to including Geohive and Google Maps, find out what building used to be where the Letterkenny Public Library stands today in County Donegal. Write a paragraph about the building. What did it look like? Are there any photographs of it? (300 words max).

2. Backyard BioBlitz/ wildlife safari

Task: Watch Fionn’s tutorial on Backyard BioBlitz and Albert’s Wildlife Safari and have a BioBlitz at home. Submit your records to the National Biodiversity Data Centre https://records.biodiversityir... and send us your species list.

3. Music of the plants

Task: Follow Marina Levitina’s guidance on drawing a violet flower or a beech leaf and email a copy to us.

4. Weave a fish

Task: Using materials you find at home weave a fish following Beth’s step-by-step instruction. Email a photo of your finished work to us.

Email entries to heritageinschools@heritagecouncil.ie. Please include the child’s name, age and school. Please provide written consent for images, voice or text to be shared on social media and Heritage Council websites.

Closing date for entries: Tuesday 2nd June 2020