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Children’s Trails

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For more details about National initiatives, follow these links:

Church Recording

Children’s Trails

Heritage Volunteers

Young Arts

For further information go to: churchtrails@scotland-ni-nadfas.org.uk


An Arts Society Children’s Trail is a question sheet that guides children and accompanying adults round a church or other place of worship and encourages them to engage with the architecture, history and furnishings.  Arts Society  members voluntarily give their time to research and write the questions and corresponding answer sheets.  The aim is to encourage 8-12 year olds and their families to learn about the building and inspire them to visit and enjoy other churches.

The questionnaire is an A4, two sided sheet in a child friendly design.  The simplicity of the format keeps the cost of printing to an absolute minimum.  The Answers, also on two sides of an A4 sheet, are knowledgeable and well researched.

Church Trails have been created for ten churches in the Area:  New Kilpatrick Parish Church Bearsden, St John the Evangelist Jedburgh, St Andrew Kelso, St Peters Lutton Place Edinburgh, All Saints St Andrews, St Salvators Chapel St Andrews, (also St Salvator Student QR Trail), Cardross Church, St Michaels & South Parish Church Dumfries, Bridge of Allan Parish Church and Lecropt Church Bridge of Allan. There is a wealth of churches in Scotland and Northern Ireland where wonderful church trails could be created and Societies in the Area would be delighted to welcome any members who wish to be on the Church Trails team.