School Outreach Program

Make history come to life:

The Remembering Speedy committee and the Ontario Trillium Foundation
bring a FREE history school group program to local schools!

A historical interpreter will come to your school for free to interpret aspects of our local area's history, including the proposed town of Newcastle, the loss of the HMS Speedy, pioneers and the War of 1812.

Perfect for, but not limited to, Grade 3 Social Studies and Grade 7 History classes.
Now booking visits starting October 25.
To book a visit to your school, call Presqu'ile Provincial Park at (613) 475-4324.


Brighton and Presqu'ile for Kids history activity handbook is here!

Long ago there were plans to build a major town on the Presqu'ile peninsula. The sinking of the HMS Speedy in 1804 brought an end to those plans. To commemorate this event and recognize the rich history of the Brighton area, the Remembering Speedy Committee presents a new activity book designed to help kids and their families explore how this area has changed over the last 200 years.

Inside the activity book are 20 pages of information and activities that will guide kids through three time periods, covering the areas history from 1796 to 1920. Simon the Sailor will lead kids through things to read, see and do to help them become a Presqu'ile History Explorer. Children can use the book on their own but it can also be fun for the whole family.

After completing a level, kids can bring the workbook to the Presqu'ile Provincial Park Lighthouse Interpretive Centre, where they will receive a stamp on their History Explorer Certificate.

Brighton and Presqu'ile for Kids can be purchased for $2.50 at the Presqu'ile Lighthouse Interpretive Centre, Proctor House, Memory Junction and Lighthouse Books in Brighton.

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