YEP! APP AVAILABLE to download for free!
This exciting educational resource has been created by Portrush Heritage Group in conjunction with our Discover Portrush digital products. The app allows primary-aged children to explore, experience and celebrate Portrush like never before! It is made up of 10 adventures which are a mixture of virtual, classroom and field based learning opportunities.
All of the adventures are aligned to the Northern Ireland World Around Us (WAU) Curriculum. In order to engage all learners, information is disseminated through audio, visual, written, pictorial and sensory means. This resource offers every local child the opportunity to nurture and develop a connection to their home through exploration of the wonders, natural and man-made, in Portrush. The app is designed to be a student-friendly research tool which allows safe access to information about the town.
• Each adventure map will ‘check-in’ to your location, changing the map marker to a green tick.
• On completion of the adventure, you will unlock a Souvenir Selfie allowing you to take a themed photograph of the class as evidence of learning.
• All adventures have an Aerial Adventure, which is drone footage of the entire route. This can be used in the classroom as a pre-tour or to point out specific landmarks etc
• All adventures also have a child friendly video which explores the locations and main points of learning.
The making of the App, Teacher’s Folders and accompanying resources would not have been possible without funding provided by the R&A under their 148th Open Golf Championship Legacy Fund. Portrush Heritage Group would like to thank the R&A, together with staff at the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council for their assistance during the project. The Young Explorers Portrush project team are indebted also to the Principal and Teachers in the four Primary Schools in Portrush: Carnalridge, Portrush Primary, St Patricks and Mill Strand for their support. It is hoped that YEP! will foster a positive legacy in the community of Portrush of our shared heritage.
Download the Young Explorers Portrush App for FREE from the App Store and Google Play.