The Heritage Council is seeking applications from Heritage Specialists who want to join our Heritage in Schools team. The current panel expires at the end of 2023 and the new panel will commence from January 2024 for a four year term.
Schools visits to primary schools. Visit content must relate to biodiversity and must take place between 19 and 28 May 2023.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage launched the Hedgerow Toolkit for Schools. This booklet has been developed to assist teachers in explaining the value of our hedgerows and to engage children on the subject of hedgerows, biodiversity and climate change through interesting activities.
The advantages of Forest School programmes are evident now more than ever when the benefits of the outdoor classroom and nature are at an all-time high and the programme fits very well with the aims and objectives of the Heritage in Schools programme which promotes the outdoor classroom and hands-on, interactive learning. The Heritage Council will continue to support Forest School programmes in 2023. The programme will be offered by certified Forest School Leaders on the Heritage in Schools Panel.
A great afternoon this week in Enniscorthy Library at the screening and launch of "Travelling Voices" - a 20 minute video filmed in July and August, 2022 highlighting the rich culture and heritage of the travelling community in Co. Wexford. The film, which was filmed and produced by Heritage in Schools Specialist Rachel Uí Fhaoláin (Ceol Mo Chroí) and Digital Storyteller/Filmmaker John Ó Faoláin (Traditional Archive Channel), explores the rich culture of the Travelling Community in Wexford. The film was funded by The Heritage Council through our Heritage in Schools programme. Watch it here https://youtu.be/MNn8SThnDF0
Calling all primary schools! To celebrate Science Week Ireland we're providing FREE #HeritageinSchools visits between 13-20 November! Browse our Directory of Heritage Specialists, contact a Specialist to agree date and submit your booking through our online booking page. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
To celebrate National Biodiversity Week 2022 the Heritage Council is offering free Heritage in Schools visit to primary schools between 13 and 22 May.
In September, the Heritage Council launched a blended Heritage in Schools programme – a mix of outdoor, in-person and virtual visits. To celebrate this long-awaited return to the outdoor classroom, and as a way of supporting teachers and students at a time when the benefits of nature and the outdoors are at an all-time high, the programme is being offered FREE to schools for a limited period before the end of 2021.
On Monday 15th November, Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Malcolm Noonan, joined Virginia Teehan, Chief Executive of The Heritage Council, Maria Walsh, Heritage in Schools Programme Manager and Mary Dillon, Community Programmes Manager with Burrenbeo Trust to launch ‘Heritage Keepers’, a new pilot national Place Based Learning and Stewardship initiative.