In young hands

Barn och en lärare/dagisfröken.
Photo: Susanne Hallmann.

“World Heritage in Young Hands” is the UNESCO school project on the world heritage sites.

Other countries that have ratified the UNESCO Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (the World Heritage Convention) commits (according to Article 27) to:

[...] endeavour by all appropriate means, and in particular by educational and information programmes, to strengthen appreciation and respect by their peoples of the cultural and natural heritage defined in Articles 1 and 2 of the Convention.

They shall undertake to keep the public broadly informed of the dangers threatening this heritage and of the activities carried on in pursuance of this Convention. To support the countries in these efforts, UNESCO initiated a project in 1995 called World Heritage in Young Hands, in which schools from some hundred countries are participating.

More information

Teachers and pupils who are interested in world heritage education can find more information on these websites:

UNESCO website

World Heritages in Sweden (VIS) website

School field trip to the World Heritage Skogskyrkogården

Stockholm City Museum offers programmes for pupils in preschool, primary, and upper-secondary school. 

School field trips