Creative Heritage Competition for Primary Schools

Be in with a chance to win five free visits from a Heritage in Schools Expert to your school this autumn by sending us your plans for a Creative Heritage-themed Project by Friday 14 September 2018

The Heritage in Schools Scheme is delighted to work with Creative Ireland towards achieving one of its key goals through the Creative Youth Plan:

‘to Enable the Creative Potential of Every Child and Young Person’

At this plan’s core is a firm belief that creativity and culture should be at the heart of education for all our young people. Through the Heritage in Schools Scheme children are encouraged to develop a knowledge and appreciation for the uniqueness of their locality and culture in a hands-on and interactive way.  

Thanks to funding from Creative Ireland the Heritage in Schools Scheme invites applications from primary schools nationwide to explore their creativity and local heritage through a series of five free visits with a Heritage in Schools Expert.

For your school to be in with a chance to win five free visits (value €1,000) from a Heritage in Schools Expert simply:

  1. Identify a creative project themed around your local heritage.

Your project might involve

-Visiting local monuments or heritage sites with reflection through arts & crafts, music, song & dance

-Researching and creatively re-enacting events from a period in history

-Getting Expert help to design your school garden or mural

-Creating a Pollinator Plan for your school

Check out the list of Heritage Experts in your area for more ideas http://www.heritageinschools.i....


  1. Email a short paragraph describing how your school would like to creatively explore your local heritage to

    Include school name, roll number, contact details as well as classe(s) and numbers that would be involved in the project



Ten schools will be selected, and winners announced on 21 September.


Conditions of entry:

  • Project summary report with photos must be submitted to the Heritage Council by 30 November 2018

  • Written parental consent must be obtained to photograph participating children. Photographs may be used by the Heritage Council and Creative Ireland for promotional purposes

  • Competition is open to primary schools only and applications must be submitted by the school itself and not by parents

  • The Heritage Expert must be listed on the Heritage in Schools Panel of Experts http://www.heritageinschools.i...