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Are you interested in local archaeology? Would you like to know more about Southwell’s Roman past? Or would you fancy being involved yourself?
Well, here is your chance!
The Researching Roman Southwell project is an exciting, community-led project that aims to uncover valuable information about this important part of our local history. Professionally led by MBArchaeology, the project seeks to investigate the town’s Roman past while providing training and hands-on experience, help local people to become involved in their local heritage, and provide a platform for both social and mental wellbeing.
It aims to show that archaeology is fun, stimulating, educational, rewarding and, most importantly, accessible to all……[READ MORE]
We are now offering archaeology & history sessions for local schools, and can tailor these to tie-in with the National Curriculum and local topics.
This is a new service for the 2014/2015 academic year, but we have already held discussions with two schools in Derbyshire about designing and delivering some sessions.
We will be working with Year 3 children at Bolsover Junior School in November to deliver sessions based around their new topic on the Stone Age, and again in January with Year 5 & 6 looking at Anglo-Saxons & Vikings.
We will also be working with the Year 5 & 6 children at St. Joseph’s school in Staveley at the end of January, also looking at Anglo-Saxons & Vikings.
Our sessions can include:
An overview of the period
Artefact handling sessions
Fact-based learning sessions
Suggestions for further learning and useful resources
We can also work with teachers and topic co-ordinators to help put together Schemes of Work and Lesson Plans, and can advise on local sites to look at or to visit.
We are also able to provide practical archaeology sessions and hands-on digging days. We recently worked with Brampton Primary School in Chesterfield as part of the Chatsworth Road Festival, where we engaged with around 200 children over two days. The children found out what it is like to be an archaeologist and had a go at digging and sieving for finds.
For more information or to discuss a school visit, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07599 421816.
Say hello to our mascot – Archie the archaeologist – he has some exciting news for you!
MBArchaeology will soon be launching two new Family Archaeology Clubs – one in Bolsover, Derbyshire and one in Southwell, Nottinghamshire.
Derbyshire County Council have just agreed to fund the Bolsover club, and Bolsover Junior School have come on board to host it. We are currently working away behind the scenes to firm up a start date and a time slot for our weekly meetings, but more info will be available soon.
We are also currently looking for a venue and support partner to establish a further club in Southwell, and hope that both clubs will be up and running in the next couple of months.
So if you would like to take part in archaeology activities for all the family, then sign up to our mailing list to receive more information by emailing us via email@example.com
You can also visit our Family Archaeology Club page by clicking here