Jersey Heritage has relaunched its website, putting it through its paces with perhaps the most demanding of audiences – some of the Island’s children. The new-look website focuses on making the learning process fun and interactive, while catering for the needs and interests of users of all ages.
Sponsors of the Jersey Heritage education initiative, Mourant Ozannes, invited a number of youngsters to test the new website at their offices last week before it went live, a challenge which the children jumped at.
Having supported the Jersey Heritage education initiative for three consecutive years, Mourant Ozannes wanted to help bring the current website up to speed by developing a resource that makes information as accessible to users as possible. The site is now live and can be visited at www.jerseyheritage.org
Informal Learning with Jersey Heritage
As well as key information about the visitor sites, collections and research, the website features an exciting education section, which includes interactive education resources animating the Jersey Heritage Annual – the informal learning publication produced by Jersey Heritage for children in Key Stage Two, aged 8 – 11 years old. Using the Jersey Heritage website, teachers and parents can also download valuable learning resources including special worksheets, lesson plans and group activities, which can be completed both in the classroom and by arranging class trips to the Jersey Heritage visitor sites. Jersey Heritage can offer advice on how to best use the museums and sites, how to enhance curriculum-based learning with the Jersey Heritage offering and, if resources allow, provide talks and tours to many different places on the Island.
Jersey Managing Partner, Daniel Birtwistle commented “Having supported the Scrapbook and Annual from grass root level, it is wonderful to see the Jersey Heritage education initiative progress from year to year. The newly designed website forms part of an integrated and extremely valuable educational offering and we wanted to help Jersey Heritage prepare for the exciting developments still to come. The whole team at Mourant Ozannes is delighted with new the site and we are very proud to be associated with such an inspiring project.”
Jersey Heritage has many ideas in the pipe-line to further engage, educate and entertain islanders of all ages. Helen Otterwell, Family Events Coordinator at Jersey Heritage said: “It is important that we continue to develop fresh and exciting ideas in order to keep children engaged with Jersey Heritage, our events and exhibitions. We appreciate that the website not only acts as a source for member and visitor information, but offers strong supporting material for our informal learning programme. We’re delighted and are extremely grateful to Mourant Ozannes and to the Association of Jersey Charities, whose support has made the project possible.”
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