Learning about bats, Vikings, Bronze Age horns and much more - Heritage in Schools Scheme new website launched
Tuesday, 12th September: A new website aimed at increasing participation in the Heritage in Schools Scheme has been launched today by The Heritage Council. The new website (http://www.heritageinschools.i...) allows schools to find a local Heritage Expert and book a school visit, as well as access a range of classroom resources which teach children how to build a giant nest, create a butterfly garden or make their own family tree, for example.
'Nature is facing a number of serious challenges. We need to help conserve, protect and reinvigorate natural biodiversity in our areas, communities and surroundings. Wild Work is an initiative to help you, help nature, help you. By working together, we can create something special to benefit our people, our communities, the places in which we work and live, and sustain nature and biodiversity.'View promotional video to learn more about the project Wild Work.
The Heritage in Schools Scheme - Call for applications: Heritage in Schools Panel of Experts (2018-2020)
Landscape charity, Burrenbeo Trust, are seeking a suitable person to fill a post based in the Burrenbeo Trust offices in Kinvara, Co.Galway, for between 16-24 hours a week depending on skillset. The Burrenbeo Trust is a non-profit organisation striving for the future sustainable management of the Burren region through conservation, education, information provision, advocacy and research.
Are you or your children timid in the great outdoors? Find your inner wild child. Heritage Week Article
Many thanks to Knockea National School for completing the evaluation form to provide feedback on their recent Heritage in Schools visit. Their evaluation form was randomly selected from all evaluations received for the year to date. Great to hear Melissa Shiel's visit went so well too - 'Melissa was fantastic. She was energetic, enthusiastic and shared a wealth of information with the students in Knockea National School.' Feedback is important to us and allows us to monitor the school's level of satisfaction both with the Scheme itself and with the Experts involved. The data collected will also allow us to identify and fill any gaps in the Scheme in terms of the geographic spread of visits and topics covered. Feedback can be provided through our online evaluation form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r....
Early Childhood Ireland, the Irish Heart Foundation and the School of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University (DCU) have combined their particular expertise to create the Kids Active programme.