Heritage Week 2019 runs from 21st to 25th January  @PowerstownETNS.

All classes have a range of activities planned and we are eager to get parents/guardians involved. Please see a brief overview below and please keep an eye on class blogs and homework journals for parent invites to activities.


Mini Museum

  • Exhibition of real and replica artefacts, donations encouraged and will be returned unless you want to give them to the school for keeps!
  • Children can visit and handle (under supervision) all artefacts in the Mini Museum
  • If any parents/guardians/friends have any artefacts they are willing to allow us to exhibit, we would be delighted!

Mystery Object

  • Images/examples of unusual artefacts will be on display
  • Children to guess what they think the artefact might have been used for/called; and when it might date to; etc

Reading Area

  • History books available for the children to read during Mini Museum visits etc

Historical Maps

  • Old maps of Ireland on display

Archaeologist Area

  • There will be an archaeologist area set up in the Mini Museum where children can try on archaeologist clothes (photo op!!); interact with trowel and tray; do a little stratigraphy task on the whiteboard
  • Soil will be added mid-week so they can scramble about to ‘excavate’ items

Guest Speaker

  • Some classes will be lucky enough to have a guest speaker under the Heritage in Schools programme!


Guess the Baby

  • All staff kindly asked to bring in or forward a baby/childhood photo of themselves for display
  • Children can complete a worksheet to guess which adult matches each photo
  • Results will be revealed at assembly on the Friday

Grandparents/Older Person Day

  • Children are invited to encourage older people to come in for a visit – grandparents, neighbours, friends, etc
  • Younger classes can do a poem/song about grandparents and participate in heritage week games/activities.
  • Older classes encouraged to compile informal interview-style questions where they can have a chat with the older person about what it was like growing up when they were young compared to now.
  • Keep an eye on class blogs/notes home for date your child’s class!

Dino Day

  • Aimed at infant classes (but everyone is welcome to avil)
  • There will be a little Dino Area in the Mini-Museum.

Show & Tell

  • Children and parents are invited to bring along an artefact for show and tell. This can be historical/cultural/whatever
  • Keep an eye on class blogs/letters home for dates and timed for your child’s class.



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