The Heritage in Schools Scheme provides a panel of 160 Heritage Specialists who visit primary schools throughout the country. The specialist’s areas of expertise can range from bats to whales, from spinning to making items from straw and from story-telling to traditional dance.

A number of heritage specialists visit Holy Family Junior School every year. During each visit the children get an opportunity to learn new skills and to develop a knowledge and appreciation of our heritage.

Some of the skills that our pupils have enjoyed learning, include using a traditional old churn to make butter, basket weaving, spinning, working with willow branches and making jewellery from metal.