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THE ARTS SOCIETY
SOUTH WEST AREA

The National head and the Area co-ordinator for  Trails of Discovery is Pauline Stewart whose address is pauline.mps@btinternet.com

 

IF YOU OR YOUR SOCIETY ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING A GROUP, DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT PAULINE STEWART pauline.mps@btinternet.com

Children's Trails in Churches

Other Places of Woeship

Historic Buildings

Town Trails

(for children aged 8-12 years)

We now have Memory Trails for people living with Dementia

We can look at creating any trail that meets

the criteria of The Arts Society

A Children's trail is a questionnaire designed by members of The Arts Society but is really for people of all ages! The trail guides children around places of worship and historic buildings looking at the architecture, history and furnishings. A corresponding answer sheet is provided for accompanying adults. The aim is to encourage children to explore the building, to learn about it and enjoy the experience so that they are inspired to visit similar places.

A Town trail differs from a trail in a church or historic building as there is no answer sheet. Children have to look at specific items and what is around them to answer the question. All the information is there to see. It is a self-guided trail designed to take no more than an hour. A fact sheet for the accompanying adults can also be included.

 

Memory trails for people living with Dementia differ in that there are no answers. The trail aims to invoke memories and prompt discussion with family, friends or carers by looking around a church.

 

 

  • In the spring of 2018 it was confirmed that Children's Trails should be renamed Trails of Discovery. This was agreed as we wanted to broaden the scope to include trails other than in churches and not only for children. However, we do need to keep within the ethos of The Arts Society by trying to make sure our trails include Art, Architecture, History, Heritage and any other points of interest.
  • Our trails in churches are still popular and we have completed five trails in 2018 with more being regularly registered.
  • The memory trails have attracted a lot of interest and we have completed three with another due to be presented to the church before Easter 2019.
  • Another type of trail has also been created, namely a Town Trail which takes the children around Plymouth Hoe, leaving and finishing from the Information Office on the Barbican. A certificate is available to be presented to the children on completion of the trail. There is also an information sheet for the accompanying adult to give some extra points of interest. A Word Search has also been created to go with the trail fror the children to take away with them.
  • CLICK HERE to see the presentation of the first Town Trail
  • If anyone has an idea for a trail that is not mentioned above, please do contact me as we are happy to consider all ideas.

                                                            Pauline Stewart. January 2020

        

  • MEMORY TRAIL St. Eustacius, Tavistock. May 2018
  • CLICK HERE
  • CHILDREN'S TRAIL QUESTIONNAIRE, August 2018
  • CLICK HERE
  • CHILDREN'S TRAIL ANSWERS, August 2018
  • CLICK HERE
  • Plymouth Hoe Trail leaflet - CLICK HERE
  • July 2019 - NEW TRAILS IN THE SOUTH WEST - CLICK HERE

 


 


A new trail of Discovery - PLYMOUTH SYNAGOGUE 

Please CLICK HERE