As a heritage specialist with the wonderful Heritage in Schools scheme I get to visit some fabulous schools in some amazing places. One of the most interesting recent visits was to the school on Bere Island off Castletownbere in West Cork. As always it was a privilege to talk to the children (and their teachers) about their local wildlife, and to get out and show … [Read more...] about Eagles, orchids, seals and exploring nature with children… what’s not to love?
Heritage in Schools
When it comes to conservation there's nothing more important than encouraging young children to connect and engage with the natural world around them. Children have an innate curiosity for nature that makes them open to exploring its secrets -- but that connection doesn't last long. Unless we nurture that spark of interest at an early age, and fan it into an enduring flame … [Read more...] about Book Review: Narture — nature / art manual for primary schools
Pupils and staff at Scoil Náisiúnta Rae na Scríne in West Cork are getting closer to nature, taking learning out of the classroom and into the great outdoors thanks to a series of visits by Heritage Specialist Calvin Jones. The children learnt how their school garden and surrounds provide valuable habitat for local wildlife, and discovered some of the species … [Read more...] about West Cork school children wild about heritage visits