The Sandford Awards focus on formal, curriculum-aligned and site-based heritage learning programs that take place in a historic setting or natural environment and use the site’s history and collections or natural resources to engage, inform and inspire visitors. Let’s use.
Owned and operated by Mid Ulster District Council, the Seamus Heaney Homeplace is an award-winning, purpose-built arts and literary center that takes visitors on an inspiring journey through the life and work of Nobel Prize-winning poet, Seamus Heaney. The formal schools programme, delivered by education officers, visitor experience guides and creative learning officers, focuses on inspiring young people to discover poetry.
Commenting on the award win, Chairman of Mid Ulster District Council, Councilor Dominic Molloy, said: “This is fantastic news for everyone at Seamus Heaney Homeplace and, in particular, it is very pleasing that the education team has achieved this very Has received worthy national recognition. Homeplace provides inspiration for our next generation of writers at all levels from pre-school to third level students. Education officers and creative learning officers to introduce young people to the poetry of Seamus Heaney They focus on recreational, educational and practical activities, and are lauded for their passion, creativity and attention to detail, which this prestigious award recognizes.
The Sandford Award assessors said in their report that, “HomePlace’s education staff, working in partnership with university staff and students, helps visitors of all ages recognize and appreciate the life and work of local, national and international “provides ample opportunities for.” Seamus Heaney.
“The schools program delivers curriculum and examination requirements in a way that inspires children and young people to be creative, gain confidence in expressing themselves and, for some, aspire to become poets and writers themselves. The service continues to grow and develop with new sessions planned, including further experiences at the Forest School and its open ground sites. “Seamus Heaney Homeplace thoroughly deserves its first Sandford Award.”
To learn more about the educational activities provided by Seamus Heaney HomePlace, visit its website.