Bexley YAC: Skills Passport blog
Bexley YAC are using the British Archaeological Jobs and Resources (BAJR) Skills Passport to help their older members to learn and develop the skills needed to become a field archaeologist. They are the first of our YAC clubs to use the Passport with their members.
Bexley YAC leader, Fran told YAC HQ what they got up to...
In their first Skills Passport session, our YAC members had to prove that they are able to choose the correct tool for a task, and to use it appropriately and safely. They also needed to prove that they know how to look after their tools and ensure that they are properly maintained.
Our members had used most of the tools before but we all needed to be shown the safe use of the mattock. Our members proved that they were able to use all the tools by using them in our trench before cleaning them and putting them away correctly in the shed.
Our members got their first 'skills' in their Passport signed off!
Our next session
In our next Skills Passport session, our older members are going to be learning more about archaeological layers and contexts. We'll be teaching them how to show and describe contexts as a sketch, as a special diagram called a Harris Matrix, and in written form.
Our next blog will be written by one of our Skills Passport users... so watch the website for more information about what we're learning at Bexley YAC!
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