Aims and Objectives
Learn more about bats, biodiversity, bogs, bread-making, bugs, charcoal-making, composting, early musical instruments, energy production, hedgerows, pondlife, traditional dance, vegetable growing, water conservation, woodlands, wildflowers and whales in your classroom or on a field trip.
How it Works
The Heritage in Schools scheme makes available to primary schools a panel of 175 Heritage Experts who will visit primary schools to work directly with the pupils. The visit by the heritage expert is part-funded by the school and the remaining costs are funded by the Heritage Council.
Experts on the panel possess a rich and diverse range of skills and knowledge in areas that include archaeology, agronomy, ancient societies, craft-working, folklore, geography, local history, military heritage, the natural environment, performance, the sciences and storytelling.
These experts provide engaging and interactive, cross-curricular learning through, storytelling, performance, practical and hands-on workshops. An additional educational tool and resource for teachers, the Heritage in Schools Scheme supports the stated aims and objectives of the SESE curriculum.