The Legend of Dupath Well – rewritten!

The Legend of Dupath Well – rewritten!

What a wonderful film to showcase the work undertaken by Storylines as part of the “Landmark Travels – Our past in a suitcase” project, which was funded by Cornwall Heritage Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Many thanks to the children of Pensilva and Calstock Primary Schools who helped to tell the...
Reading the Hurlers

Reading the Hurlers

On Tuesday last week 20 children from Darite Primary School visited The Hurlers, as part of the project “Reading the Hurlers”.  The children had a guided walk around the area and stopped for discussion and activities at Rillaton Barrow, Daniel Gumb’s cave, Stowes Pound and The Cheesewring before heading to the stone circles themselves.  The pupils took part in archaeology workshops in the morning led by Archaeological Project Coordinator Emma Stockley including putting together a skeleton and an archaeological interpretation activity.  To warm up the children were challenged to count the individual stones of the circles – we didn’t receive the same answer twice proving that they are indeed, as the legend suggests, impossible to count!  After lunch at the Heritage Centre, geology was the theme of the afternoon and Calum Beeson, Geological Project Coordinator explained the last 450 million years of geological events very animatedly in twenty minutes!  It was a great start to our programme of school visits and we’re looking forward to a very busy and exciting year. “Reading the Hurlers” is a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with Cornwall Heritage Trust providing financial support to enable the project to include a comprehensive programme of school visits and activities.  For more information and for schools who would like to take part, please contact the Archaeological Project Co-ordinator, Emma Stockley mailto:geologyatthehurlers@gmail.com If you would like to find out more about The Hurlers please click here ...

Academic Bursary Applications Invited

Applications are invited for Cornwall Heritage Trust bursaries, awarded to post-graduates in relevant fields who will be registered in 2015/16. The award is for up to £500 to assist in expenses for students producing a dissertation or thesis centred on an aspect of Cornwall’s Heritage: relevant fields focus on human activity relating to Cornwall. For more information and details of how to apply please see the flyer below. Bursary flyer Nov...
Supporting the Arts

Supporting the Arts

Cornwall Heritage Trust has supported schools and education projects for many years.  We have now decided to expand that programme to the arts. We will be supporting arts projects that provide a legacy for future generations to appreciate Cornish art heritage whether it be dance, music, drama, photography etc.  The finer details of the award programme is being worked out but will published on this website...
A very special suitcase!

A very special suitcase!

They may look battered and tired but three very special old suitcases will soon be travelling around schools and communities in Cornwall. The suitcases will carry valuable resources to enable schools and local communities to explore and learn about the marvellous historic landmarks right on their doorstep. They may look battered and tired but three very special old suitcases will soon be travelling around schools and communities in Cornwall. The suitcases will carry valuable resources to enable schools and local communities to explore and learn about the marvellous historic landmarks right on their doorstep. Teaching about the marvellous historic landmarks right on our doorstep! Schools are being invited to join an exciting local landmark pilot project in conjunction with the Institute of Cornish Studies based at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus and the Cornwall Heritage Trust. The ‘Landmark Travels – our past in a suitcase’ project will initially run for three months. A specialist team of experts will inspire children and teachers through workshops focused on Cornish landmarks such as Dupath Well, Carn Euny and Treffry Viaduct. Children involved will get the chance to visit these local landmarks and, with the help of the mystery contents of the suitcase, will respond creatively using a range of techniques. These will include storytelling, sculpture, painting, digital media, collage and poetry. At the end of each workshop, children’s responses will be folded up, posted and attached to the inside of the old suitcases. These suitcases will then travel to the next school to inspire more young people to carry on this important work. Sarah Chapman, who is coordinating the project said:“From...