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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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also visit our Family Archaeology Club page by clicking here
MBArchaeology will soon be launching the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Medieval Graffiti Survey project in partnership with Involve Heritage CIC and with the wider Medieval Graffiti Survey.
The project aims to identify, survey and record existing examples of Medieval graffiti in churches within the two counties, and discuss ideas on interpretation such as whether they are forms of art, coded messages or merely ‘graffiti’.
We will then conduct a series of art-based workshops to explore this further, and create our own work using wood cuts, painting, photography, music, poetry and drawings, which will be used to create an exhibition to be showcased at Creswell Crags.
Provisional start date is January 2015, but in the meantime you can register your interest in the project by emailing email@example.com and have a look at the award-winning Norfolk survey here.