Free Educational Activities

Archaeology in the City also offers a range of free outreach activity sessions and courses for students of all ages. You can visit us, we can visit you, or we can go on a field trip. Contact us to find out more.

Here’s some feedback from our participants during 2015:

“It was successful on so many levels. The way it was presented and carried out meant that it was relaxed but informative. The kids had their confidence built up in a gentle and positive way, it was a delight to see. The boys all showed their different strengths and played to them, they were aware of each other’s roles and were enabled to work effectively well as a team. The girls who all started with very low confidence (“miss, I am out of my depth here”) really developed to the point of wanting to do more and even be involved with archaeology out of school hours. I’m really looking forward to keeping up the contact, by working with Courtenay and visiting the department in September.”

– King Ecgbert School (June 2015)

“What an amazing time we had! Firstly we had our very own guide of the site and activities… We all enjoyed having a go at making small pots with clay… and saw demonstrations of metalworking. We looked at animal and human bones, had fun sealing an experimental Q-Pit with mud and making our own charcoal, and enjoyed the medieval music and singing . We were given a piece of iron ore from the experimental forge and we’ll use it in our next visit to Wincobank Hill Fort in June”

– Young Archaeologists’ Club leader (Ages 10-16) Woodland Heritage Festival, May 2015

“This was an excellent opportunity for the Young Archaeologists’ Club to use the lab equipment, the activities were really interesting, pitched at the right level and they learned a lot about using a microscope (not an easy task for some!) and searching for information…and how this related to the environment generally and particularly in the case of human remains.”

– Young Archaeologists’ Club leader (Ages 10-16)
YAC trip to Palynology Laboratory, April 2015

“A big thank you for your talk today. The children were totally engaged and really enjoyed your hands on approach. The maps and time line activities were age appropriate and I can’t thank you enough for giving the children the opportunity to handle artefacts. We hope you can come and give another presentation with next year’s students! Once again it was great to meet you and THANKYOU once again for everything.”

– Primary School teacher, Mexborough (Year 4 Class)
Archaeology in the City volunteer visit to the classroom, June 2015