Our Programs

We aim to provide a variety of programs for Bermuda’s school children, our community and visitors which highlights the Town of St. George and its Related Fortifications.

World Heritage Education Program

We provide a World Heritage Education program in collaboration with all the cultural non-profit organizations operating within the Town. This is actively promoted to all public and private schools on the island including various overseas colleges and universities that visit Bermuda.

 

Our reach extends to all of the tourism operations on Island including the Bermuda Tourism Authority with resources and research material to encourage the education and experiential learning for our visitors to enjoy. Our partnership with Heritage Bermuda allows us to offer walking tours, behind the scenes experiences and itineraries that bring together locals and visitors alike.

 

To learn more or arrange an educational experience complete the Get In Touch

Or email Peter Frith at manager@sgf.bm.

A Unique Opportunity

It is our assumption that World Heritage Sites are ideally positioned to help young people explore diversity, global citizenship and their unfolding sense of place on a global stage. Pride instilled in our students when they contemplate the significance of Bermuda’s distinctive historical heritage is a central ingredient that will expand their sense of what it means to be a Bermudian in a global village.

Stories About Our WHS

Telling interesting historical and cultural stories about The Town of St. George and the Related Fortifications will be a key part of the St. George’s Foundation program to educate and raise awareness about Bermuda’s World Heritage Site. Check our website frequently for the latest stories.

Reports

Chubb Conclusion Report

I have been granted the opportunity to partake in the Chubb summer program. This program was a blessing as it allowed me the opportunity to work under a non-profit organization in my home parish. The organization I was assigned to was the St.Georges Foundation, where I worked alongside Peter Frith and Taché Smith. 

While at the St. George’s Foundation, I was given the task of helping generate ideas on social media and website optimization. I also was a part of the Martello Tower restoration in Ferry Reach St. George’s. During that time, we gathered volunteers to assist us with removing the invasive Casuarina trees that surrounded the area, also the tree that were growing out of the roof of the gunpowder magazine. 

That was only the start of the restoration. The St. George’s Foundation aims to continue to clean up and restore the heritage site. The goal is to one day open the site for tours for schools, tourists, and interested locals. 

During my time with the Foundation, I learned quite a bit about St. George’s history. One of those things being, the Martello tower in Ferry Reach is one of a large collection of Martello Towers. The purpose of the tower was to fire at any ships that so happened to make it past Alexandra Battery and Fort St. Catherine. The range on the gun was about 3 miles. Also back in the day all the Forts in St. George’s, St. David’s, and Ferry Reach would communicate with each other with flags.  I found that fact the most interesting because now days there are so many trees that block the view of the other forts. 

I am grateful for the experience and encourage everyone to support the St. George’s Foundation in

any way possible. There are a lot of hidden stories in St. George’s and as a Bermudian I believe we

should bring them out of the shadows.”

I am grateful for the experience and encourage everyone to support the St. George’s Foundation in any way possible. There are a lot of hidden stories in St. George’s and as a Bermudian I believe we should bring them out of the shadows. 

Tyrese Cheeseman

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