What young people stand to gain
Our work with young people, regardless of ability, develops within them an increased awareness of the landscape and its heritage through an unrestricted way of looking at the past where absolutely anything that engages their interest is made relevant. We provide a range of activities which meet a demand within schools for cross curricular opportunities within the schemes of work.
We engage the children in hands on activities whenever appropriate that will inspire and stimulate a lasting interest. Kev has worked with children with learning and behavioural difficulties and those who have been excluded from main stream education. Our approach has helped children to realise hidden potential developing new skills of enquiry, improve their motivation and communication through a new found interest in an unusual subject area for them.
They enjoy the experience and are unwittingly learning through having fun.
This positive use of time generates their self belief and confidence – they prove it to themselves.
Many have surprised themselves as well as those working alongside them.
Activities we offer
Kev’s experience has allowed him to build up a portfolio of indoor and outdoor activities. He is able to call upon a network of trained volunteers and professionals that can be called upon for support and specialised input.
We firmly believe in not “dumbing down” subject matter. Years of experience has shown that this is wholly appropriate. Our approach deals with methods, techniques and concepts that are usually not introduced before undergraduate level.
- Introduction to Archaeology and Heritage Studies (meet the Professionals)
- Artefact Handling
- Use of local maps and aerial photographs
- Excavation methodology
- Simulated excavations indoors
- Excavations and introduction of related skills
- Introduction to local metal detectorists and metal detecting opportunities
- Meet your ancestors – excavating skeletons, methods, analysis and ethics
- Guided local walks interpreting landscape, geology and the built environment
- Invitation to meet local community groups to share local history
- Visits to excavations and sites
- Tours and activities at universities museums and record offices
- Facilitate the involvement of other heritage professionals
- Engagement of Re enactors
- Presentations on various themes
- Organise and Deliver Finds’ Days for the community
Most importantly, Kev is constantly developing new activities. If you have a topic , we can find a new approach to fulfil its aims. Kev’s ongoing work with a diverse range of community archaeology groups proves itself to be an invaluable resource, sharing their local knowledge and research and promoting community cohesion , lasting partnerships and resources.
For more information please get in touch by our Contact Kev page