2018 YAC Leaders' Weekend
Booking is now open for our 2018 YAC Leaders' Weekend in Bedford on 19th and 20th May 2018!
Join us for a weekend of inspirational archaeology themed around brilliant buildings.
During the weekend, we will be working with the team from Albion Archaeology and the Higgins Bedford (who, when wearing slightly different hats, are the gang behind Bedford YAC) to explore some of the buildings of Bedford whilst learning and using a range of archaeological recording skills.
You’ll be inspired by lots of activity ideas linked to buildings archaeology, which are relevant and usable wherever you are based in the UK. We’ll visit some intriguing archaeological sites, try our hands at recording real archaeology and discover how built heritage is protected. We'll also look at recording churches and graveyards, and much more besides.
There will be opportunities to share your own YAC stories and experiences with other YAC leaders and assistants, and to swap your inspirational ideas and practical advice. We'll learn more about an exciting new Heritage Lottery Funded project called 'Shout Out Loud' which will provide some interesting opportunities for YAC over the coming three years. Staff from the Council for British Archaeology will also be on hand to answer your questions.
Bed and breakfast accommodation and an evening meal on the Saturday night will be provided, and travel costs will be reimbursed.
A minimum contribution of £15 per person is requested to help cover the costs of providing the weekend; you will be asked to pay this once your place has been confirmed.
We look forward to seeing you in Bedford on 19th and 20th May 2018!
BOOKING CLOSES ON TUESDAY 17th APRIL
2017 YAC Leaders' Weekend
Archaeology in the Intertidal Zone
We had a fantastic time at the Leaders' Weekend in May 2017, which saw 34 of our leaders from 23 YACs come together in Formby and Southport for a weekend of inspirational ideas, sea, sand and fun. The activities were designed and delivered by the team from the Coastal and Intertidal Archaeological Zone Network (CITiZAN).
Find out more about what we got up to in our YAC blog post.
Our leaders said...
"Interesting and informative."
"I thoroughly enjoyed it! We’ve got so many great ideas to take back to do with our members now, I'm really looking forward to putting it into practice. I really loved the practical way the weekend was organised, it really got us enthused about the archaeology!"
You can now download the resources from the weekend for use with your YAC; you can use the resources wherever you are based in the UK, being by the seaside is not essential!
Many thanks indeed to the CITiZAN team for all of their help and financial support in ensuring that the weekend was a great success.
First aid and child protection training
We provide training for YAC leaders in first aid and child protection awareness.
If a member of your leadership team would like to take advantage of training in either of these areas, please email YAC HQ.