This Tay Seekers project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will support young people whose curiosity about the heritage of the River Tay has been primed by respite river trips (Time for Life! Project), run for children stressed and affected by severe ill-health. THE project will convert children’s curiosity, into learning about the extent and detail of the heritage along the River Tay, extending the initial detail they glean from their river trips.
THE project will target 60 children, in groups of up to 30 children each year for two years. Each year group will study the heritage of a different geography linked to the river. Each year group will further divide into three teams, 10 focusing on maritime, 10 on built and 10 on environmental heritage within that year’s geographical boundary. The teams will be supported by experts in the three themes of maritime, built and environmental heritage, by our staff and volunteers and by those who manage specific heritage assets and data.
While each team will concentrate on their own theme the teams will come together quarterly to share what they have learned.