As a key component of heritage awareness promotion and education, Ipswich City Council has produced resource material on the cultural heritage of Ipswich for primary and secondary school students and teachers including the Heritage Education Kit, Children's Heritage Trails and Colouring Ipswich pages.
The Heritage Education Kit is a manual on the cultural heritage of Ipswich written by local historian Robyn Buchanan in association with a steering committee comprised of local teachers in 1993. The information contained on the following pages was correct at the time the Heritage Education Kit was published.
|Convicts and Early Settlement||Daily Life in Ipswich||Transport|
|Industry and Business||Cultural Diversity||Names and Symbols|
|Looking Back||Student Activities|
The new Children's Heritage Trails complement the existing 'Then and Now' Heritage Trail series, which are more suited to older students and adults. Each Children's Heritage Trail includes six to seven stops, making the walks manageable for school aged children and their teachers or parents.
In the trails, young Sienna travels back in time where she meets George who is living in Ipswich in the 1890s. The children compare what their town is like and they talk about what is the same and what is different. Teachers notes are available from the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre.
The new Colouring Ipswich pages are for children of all ages. Drawings are based on historic images from the Picture Ipswich website. Additional pages will be added over time covering various themes, including people, buildings and transport. Click on the images below to view and print each page.