An educational role for archaeology
Archeoscan is well practiced in providing a hands-on archaeological experience in primary and seceondary schools. Recent work has included Brentry Primary School, Ashton Park Primary School and Avonmouth Primary School as well as the 63rd Bristol Scouts/Guides group. They, and other groups, such as AS level students (St Brendan's Sixth Form College), are seeing the value in allowing their students to experiience the hands-on nature of conducting their own historical surveys.
Recent work has included a geophysical survey at St Barnabus Primary School in Bristol with Myers-Insole Local Learning and three schools local to the Landmark Trust's Astley Castle in Warwickshire sent pupils to participate in a geophysical survey of the castle grounds loking for ancient collegiate buildings.
Archaeology is agreat way to teach many skills such a literacy, numeracy, analysis, map reading and spatial awarenesss. We can tailor activities and events for schools, adult education and clubs, depending on the skills and benefits you wish to achieve in an informal setting as well as being out in the fresh air. Some of you will have touched our work with Myers-Insole local learning and Histoiric England's Heritage schools program in the Bristol area.
We can bring all of the geophysics equipment to you school/college and facilitate the students undertaking a geophysical survey of the school playing field, or local site of interest, thus enabling them to consider the history beneath their feet. This fits well with the national curriculum and our young clients have thoroughly enjoyed their time.
See some of the recent projects on the Community Projects page.
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