We set a challenge for all Jersey primary school age children to explore the Island’s great fortresses and win a sleepover for them and nine friends.
The Jersey Heritage Castle Challenge, sponsored by law firm Ogier, called on all young adventurers to explore Elizabeth Castle and Mont Orgueil and then submit a picture or story about their experience. As part of the organisation’s Love Your Castle campaign, launched earlier this year, booklets have been delivered to all 32 primary schools to give children a chance to complete the challenge during their summer holidays. There are two sleepover prizes available – one for Best Picture and the other for Best Story.
The booklet can be downloaded here - and the terms and conditions of the competition can be read here.
The Castle Challenge is part of the Love Your Castle campaign to raise awareness of Elizabth Castle and to encourage Islanders to re-discover this iconic landmark. As part of this project Jersey Heritage, with the support of Ogier, are launching a schools based programme of activity for October and November 2017 - this gives all Key Stage Two children the chance to come (as part of an organised school visit) out to the castle to take part in a day of experiments and learning. This is a free activity (including transport to and from the school to the castle for Key Stage Two children). More information can be found by contacting your school.