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Information on heritage education and resources available to teachers and students

Our Wicklow Heritage

For primary and secondary school students carrying out research about Co. Wicklow visit Our Wicklow Heritage and search by category, place, people or topic. There you can view heritage projects submitted by other schools, and find links to other resources and organisations that may be able to help. We would love to showcase your research on the site too. Simply register as a user to share your school heritage project.

Heritage In Schools Scheme

The Heritage in Schools Scheme provides a panel of 145 heritage specialists who visit primary schools throughout the country.

The specialists' areas of expertise range from bats to whales, from Vikings to the history of bread, from story-telling to traditional dance, and from charcoal making to military heritage, to name just a few.

The value of the Heritage in Schools Scheme is in the richness and depth of knowledge it makes available to children and teachers. The primary aim of the Scheme is to encourage awareness of the genius of the natural and cultural world that surrounds us in our daily lives and engage children in a direct experience of their heritage, preferably outside the classroom.

The Scheme supports the stated aims and objectives of the Social, Scientific and Environmental Education curriculum and provides an additional educational tool and resource for teachers.

Through the Scheme, the children can also develop a knowledge and appreciation for the uniqueness of their locality through trips to local parks, woods, lakes, rivers, seashores, old graveyards, castles or churches or other places of interest through structured field trips with a heritage expert.

The visit is part-funded by both the school and the Heritage Council.