The Canal and its People
The Caledonian Canal heritage officer is piloting a primary
school initiative 'The Canal and its People', which aims to
encourage and facilitate pupil's journeys from the school to the
canal in order to discover, explore and share what they find.
This is aimed at the upper primary levels and has been developed
around the Curriculum for Excellence, The John Muir Award and
'Outdoor Journeys', an approach developed by Edinburgh University
Pupils will be given the opportunity to meet and interview
people who work on the canal, research people from the past and be
shown how to use audio equipment to gather oral histories.
This can then be edited by them to make stories that they can then
share with the world.
Discover the Caledonian Canal
A new programme, which started in January 2012, involves
Inverness schools in partnership with Scottish Canals, Scottish
Waterways Trust and the John Muir Award. This programme
also links into the Curriculum for Excellence and encourages
local primary schools to get out and about to discover
This programme should help any child or young person to be a
successful learner, a confident individual, a responsible citizen
and an effective contributor.
For more information please get in touch with the Caledonian
Canal hertage officer, Stephen Wiseman: