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Early close-off for Heritage in Schools bookings

The Heritage in Schools Scheme has faced restrictions on its budget for 2018. For this reason, we will be closing off bookings from close of business on Tuesday 8th May until further notice.

Please submit booking requests before 8th May – dates need not be finalised and can be changed at a later period.

To ensure that as many schools as possible benefit from what remains of the booking period, we will approve only single visit bookings. 

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. 

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Wild Work - a new initiative from SECAD

'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.

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Programme Officer Job Opening with Burrenbeo Trust

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.

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Knockea National School - winner of free school visit!

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....

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