National Trust Heritage Keepers Project launched in Tobago

Education and Outreach Officer, Joseph Bertrand engages students in an activity.

On Tuesday 12th June, 2018, the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago launched an outreach project for students entitled “Heritage Keepers” at the Charlotteville Branch Library, Charlotteville, Tobago.
 
This project culminated the Details Exhibition (Details: A Closer Look at the Built and Natural Heritage of Trinidad and Tobago); a volunteer photography project which depicted the built heritage of Trinidad and Tobago. This exhibition traversed various municipalities across Trinidad and Tobago showcasing heritage sites which include: the Arnos Vale Waterwheel, Fort King George and King’s Well.
 
At the event, Joseph Bertrand, Education and Outreach Officer led a heritage hunt through the exhibition with the students identifying aspects of heritage architecture. Students were also asked to draw their versions of heritage architecture. Charlotteville Methodist Primary and the Charlottville SDA Primary Schools were the first schools to be introduced to the National Trust’s Heritage Keepers project.
 
The Heritage Keepers project is an initiative of the National Trust aimed to bring awareness of the heritage of Trinidad and Tobago to the younger members of society. A “Heritage Keeper” is a junior member (under 18 years old) of the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago who is passionate about the preservation of the built and natural heritage of Trinidad and Tobago. For further details about the Heritage Keepers project please contact 225-4750/685-6340/706-6316 or email info@nationaltrust.tt.