Heritage in Schools Competition

The following is an email from The Heritage Council. They have a really interesting site for anyone interested in nature and the environment. They are also running a competition but the closing date is June 2nd so you only have a week if you are interested. Good luck!!

The Heritage Council, in association with Specialists from the Heritage in Schools Scheme Panel, is developing a suite of online tutorials for primary school children, their parents and teachers. These tutorials will complement the existing library of resources currently available on the Heritage in Schools website. The resources are both fun and educational and are designed to inspire and develop an appreciation and curiosity about Ireland’s wonderful natural and cultural heritage whilst supporting the aims and objectives of the SESE curriculum. 

The tutorials and other resources can be accessed at http://www.heritageinschools.ie/online-tutorials.

To mark the release of the latest tutorials in the series we’re running a competition with a prize in each of the following categories.  Winners will receive a €50 One4All voucher and a free visit from a Heritage in Schools Expert for their school (to be redeemed September-December 2020).


  1. Online time machine

Task: Using the maps John D. Ruddy refers to including Geohive and Google Maps, find out what building used to be where the Letterkenny Public Library stands today in County Donegal. Write a paragraph about the building. What did it look like? Are there any photographs of it? (300 words max).

  1. Backyard BioBlitz

Task: Watch Fionn’s tutorial on Backyard BioBlitz and Albert’s Wildlife Safari and have a BioBlitz at home. Submit your records to the National Biodiversity Data Centre https://records.biodiversityireland.ie/start-recording and send us your species list.

  1. Draw a violet or a beech leaf

Task: Follow Marina Levitina’s guidance on drawing a violet flower or a beech leaf and email a copy to us.

  1. Weave a fish

Task: Using materials you find at home weave a fish following Beth’s step-by-step instruction. Email a photo of your finished work to us.

Email entries to heritageinschools@heritagecouncil.ie. Please include the child’s name, age and school. Please provide written consent for images, voice or text to be shared on social media and Heritage Council websites.

Closing date for entries: Tuesday 2nd June 2020