Explore your Local Heritage and Young Kerry Historian Award
Online Kerry Secondary Schools Initiative: The Kerry Young Historian Award
Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society and Kerry County Museum are delighted to announce a new online Education and Outreach project aimed at young people interested in history, archaeology and heritage. The Kerry Young Historian Award is an annual online initiative open to all Kerry secondary schools and all young people aged 12 to 19.
The purpose of the award is to encourage participants to research, write and present on a local history topic in a personal, interesting and critical way with a special focus on some of Kerry’s untold stories. The award aims to encourage and produce the historians of the future as well as engaging young people in local history, archaeology and heritage.
This collaborative initiative of Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society and Kerry County Museum is supported by The Education Centre Tralee, Kerry County Council and the History Teachers’ Association of Ireland, Kerry branch.
Kerry Secondary Schools are asked to submit an expression of interest by Friday 6th November 2020 at the latest, earlier submissions welcome.
Please click on this link for further information for Secondary Schools: http://kerrymuseum.ie/online-kerry-secondary-schools-initiative-the-young-kerry-historian-award/
Online Kerry Primary Schools Competition: Explore Your Local Heritage
The Explore Your Local Heritage Competition is a creative collaboration of the Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society and Kerry County Museum and kindly supported by The Education Centre Tralee and Kerry County Council. The online competition invites all primary schools in Kerry to explore your local heritage and share their discoveries.
We are calling on all pupils and teachers to take their school building as the focal point and research the hidden history and heritage of the immediate locality. The project can be about any aspect of local heritage that interests you, from the history of an old building or ruin to local folk tales and stories. Ideally, each school will include examples of the built, natural and cultural heritage.
The project will culminate in an online exhibition featuring all entries. A panel of adjudicators will judge the competition entries and 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will receive a voucher for a complementary visit to Kerry County Museum as well as a prize for the school.
Please click on this link for further information for Primary Schools: http://kerrymuseum.ie/kerry-primary-school-competition-explore-your-local-heritage/