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Pupils from Ashby Willesley Primary School conducting a Condition Survey with the War Memorials Trust at Ashby de la Zouch War Memorial © Historic England / Ismail Dale

Support Our Heritage Schools Programme

We believe that every young person, whatever their background, location, ability or economic circumstance, should be able to enjoy our shared heritage. We want to engage all young people with the heritage on their doorstep to play an active part in protecting it for future generations.

We know that everywhere has a story to tell. Giving young people the chance to uncover those stories is a powerful way to create greater civic engagement and civic pride. Our award-winning Heritage Schools Programme was established five years ago to turn this vision into reality.

How you can help

Your financial support would help us to:

  • Increase our staff resource to deliver an expanded programme, reaching yet more schools in each of our eight regions across England
  • Extend our digital resource, refresh our school resources and to extend our Heritage Schools award scheme
  • Expand our teacher and heritage educator training programme
School children examining gravestones
Pupils from Queensmead Primary Academy using their local church graveyard to learn about the lives of past residents of Braunstone, Leicester © Historic England / Ismail Dale

Together, we can look after England's past and future

To find out more about supporting our Heritage Schools programme, please contact Head of Philanthropy, Caroline Crewe-Read.

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