Primary schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland are invited to participate in the Treasure Hunt workshop to uncover their heroines.

Primary schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland are invited to participate in the Herstory Treasure Hunt workshop to uncover their heroines. In the workshop, students will not only get a chance to delve into family, local and national history but to explore and identify what makes a person great. So as well as hunting for great stories, we are encouraging students to identify their chosen heroine's 'superpowers': qualities such as compassion, courage, creativity, integrity, friendship, intuition, sensitivity, loyalty and more.

In Exercise #3, students will read Malala’s story and explore how they can be a heroine or hero in their own life story.

In Exercise #5, students will learn about Greta Thunberg and the children’s 'FridaysForFuture’ marches, inspiring each classroom to create their own heroic team to champion a cause close to their hearts.

The exercises are designed to integrate with current history, English, art and I.T. modules in the primary school curriculum. The aim of the Herstory Treasure Hunt workshop is to instil a curiosity and value for every woman’s story. No man or woman’s story is more important than another. This is equality.

There's also an opportunity to have your students’ heroine featured in the 2020 Herstory Light Festival on the weekend of Brigid’s Day.

Click here to download the workshop.