Education is at the heart of The Heritage Councils work programme. With knowledge comes a greater sense of responsibility and appreciation of the value of Heritage as it contributes to our quality of life.
Under the Heritage Act, 1995 [PDF 96KB], the Heritage Council's role is "to promote interest, education, knowledge and pride in, and facilitate the appreciation and enjoyment of the national heritage". Education is therefore at the heart of the Heritage Council's work programme and we work with a variety of stakeholders such as public authorities, educational bodies, private organisations and individuals to generate, coordinate, support and promote initiatives that will educate about our national heritage.
National Heritage Week The Heritage Council coordinates and promotes National Heritage Week. In 2012, over 600,000 people attended a record 1,500 events around the country during the week in August. It involved over 900 event organisers from community groups and volunteers, cultural institutions, and state agencies.
Natural England is a Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs in the UK. Their purpose is to protect and improve England’s natural environment and encourage people to enjoy and...