Schools on cemeteries

They learn and they teach. Schools at cemeteries are one of the best ways to preserve and promote cultural heritage.
They learn and they teach. Schools at cemeteries are one of the best ways to preserve and promote cultural heritage.

Why schools?

Schools require various cultural programmes to help youth learn about the society and culture. And cemeteries can offer an unexpected yet powerful experience.

Future of cemeteries depends on the attitude that these children will develop. Experiencing cemeteries as cultural heritage of their city may change their perspective and they will be more keen to support the preservation and other relevant projects.

Goals of Schools on cemeteries project

  • produce useful materials for schools programmes
  • construct general programme guidelines / model
  • certify and expose best practices
  • promote best teachers and kids who perform outstanding work

Cemeteries are attractive when presented in the right context

One of the moments when you start working with schools and want to prepare your first activity is the question of "how to make it really attractive for young people"? Of course there are not easy answers and it all depends on the specifics of the kids and cemetery.

Yet there are many possible angles. And one that prooved to be very effective is presenting cemetery as a social network.

Merging mathematics and history at Varaždin cemetery
Merging mathematics and history at Varaždin cemetery
As part of the Week of Discovering European Cemeteries 2022, the Electromechanical School in Varaždin has implemented a project that combines mathematics, historical heritage and the Varaždin Cemetery.
Practical training for students at the First Cemetery of Athens
Practical training for students at the First Cemetery of Athens
Students of the University of West Attica had the opportunity to test their statue conservation knowledge at the First Cemetery of Athens.
Cultural days for Schools at the Milan Monumental Cemetery
Cultural days for Schools at the Milan Monumental Cemetery
The Association Amici del Monumentale of Milan has been working with schools since 2016.
100 students at the Monumental Cemetery of Turin
100 students at the Monumental Cemetery of Turin
A public event with 100 students took place on May 28, 2022, in the Monumental Cemetery of Turin (Italy).
Cultural Day for Schools at Kozala Cemetery in Rijeka
Cultural Day for Schools at Kozala Cemetery in Rijeka
On 10 May, 2019, KD Kozala organized a cultural day at Kozala Cemetery in Rijeka (Croatia) for students of the Gymnasium of Andrija Mohorovičić.
History lesson at La Carriona cemetery in Avilés
History lesson at La Carriona cemetery in Avilés
A unique cultural offer promoted by the Área de Promoción Social y Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Avilés.
Elementary School students at the Dubovac Catholic Cemetery
Elementary School students at the Dubovac Catholic Cemetery
Students of the Karlovac Elementary School Dubovac have joined a guided tour at the Dubovac Catholic Cemetery in Karlovac (Croatia).
Events for schoolchildren at the Sant Antoni Abat Cemetery
Events for schoolchildren at the Sant Antoni Abat Cemetery
Dramatized guided tours for schoolchildren were organized at the Sant Antoni Abat Cemetery as part of the WDEC 2022.
Tourism product development lecture based on the cemeteries
Tourism product lecture
In November 2019, European Cemeteries Route manager Dušan Vrban gave lecture to the students of tourism at the Bydgoszcz University. Topic: new tourism product development.
Tourism product development class
Tourism product development class
Based on an excellent experience of the students in the lecture, a whole class on tourism product development was performed by European Cemeteries Route manager, Dušan Vrban.
Schools on Cemeteries model
Schools on Cemeteries programme
In order to transfer experience and know-how and promote best practice we have started a project Schools on cemeteries.