Young Jersey heritage explorers will be enjoying the brand new Jersey Heritage Detective Challenge this spring.
8000 Detective Passports have been delivered to Reception, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two pupils. Each passport sets out a series of challenges for the youngsters to complete at each Jersey Heritage site, and two free to access sites, Grosnez Castle and Fort Regent Signal Station. At these free to access sites all Detectives need to do is take a photo of themselves there and take it along to Jersey Museum to get a stamp or two in their passport. The aim is to complete the various detective challenges to get their eight stamps to complete the passport. The stamped passports will then need to be handed into Jersey Museum for the fully qualified Detectives to receive their well-deserved certificates and prize. Detective Bones the Dog will be on hand with clues and facts along the way.
Each child has until June 18th to complete their passports with as many stamps as they can. There is a stamp on offer for each site visited and challenge completed.
Helen Otterwell, Community Learning and Engagement Manager says ‘The Jersey Heritage Detective Challenge is a brand new initiative replacing the very successful Scrapbook and Annuals which have been running over recent years. It is a fun activity for the whole family to get out and enjoy, helping young Islanders engage with our heritage and build an understanding of what makes our Island what it is today.’
Throughout the year Jersey Heritage are running their popular Discovery Day programme as well as various other events for the whole family to enjoy.