Teachers are the key to the success of the Thames Valley Regional Heritage Fair Program. They supervise the creation of the students’ projects, organize school-based Fairs, and help with the Regional Fair.
Our partners - government agencies, heritage organizations, service clubs and museums - ensure the continued success of the Thames Valley Regional Heritage Fair Program by contributing support and expertise and most of all, time.
Sponsors assist the Fairs by providing in-kind and monetary support and encouraging other businesses to participate. Recent sponsors have included London Life and the Irish Benevolent Society along with the particicting museums and educational institutions.
The continued success of the Thames Valley Regional Heritage Fair Program depends on dedicated teachers and educators supported by a strong community-based volunteer committee - by getting involved YOU can help make history come alive for young Canadians!
- The Program supports existing provincial curriculum and encourages a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching and learning.
- The Program builds on student creativity, curiosity and initiative. A wide variety of student expressive styles are encouraged. The Program gives students the chance to share their ideas and thoughts.
- The Program enhances literacy skills. There is an emphasis on communications skills such as reading, researching, interviewing, recording, editing, drafting, and speaking which benefits all students.
The nature of topics explored by students can lead to valuable intergenerational dialogue - invaluable opportunities exist for home / school / community interactions.