Pupils and parents! We have had this info sent into school – a great opportunity for young people keen on archaeology:
My name is Toby Kendall and I direct the Archaeology Live! training excavations which are run annually by York Archaeological Trust. These excavation have been running at different venues around the City since 2001 and offer a unique opportunity for people to get first hand experience and training in archaeological techniques.
In 2014 & 2015 we will be investigating a site immediately adjacent to All Saints Church, North Street, York. As yet we are unsure about the full range of remains to be encountered but there is the potential for Roman archaeology onwards. We have a lower age limit of 16 (14 accompanied) and the summer season runs from the 23rd June for 12 weeks.
In recent years we have found an increasing number of trainees are attending for the following reasons;
– To improve their CV for applications to university courses
– Curiosity about taking archaeology or similar studies at university
– As part of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold (residential)
In turn we have been receiving feedback from university departments etc about how well the former trainees interviewed after a course with us.
If you think that one of our courses may be suitable for your students please forward the details and/or the links below.
Thank you for your time.