Introducing our newest Young Archaeologists’ Club in Bishop Auckland
YAC-HQ is pleased to announce that we can now add Bishop Auckland to our growing number of UK YAC branches. The branch is run by The Auckland Project who are working with the community and other key partners to help raise aspirations and create opportunities through arts, heritage and a culture of learning.
Over the coming months, the group will investigate the lives of the powerful Prince Bishops of Durham, from leading armies to entertaining royalty at their former home, Auckland Castle. As part of The Auckland Project, members of the Young Archaeologists’ Club will also have unique access to the latest finds and fascinating insights from archaeological excavations taking place there.
Carys Harper, Learning Officer at The Auckland Project, runs the sessions alongside a team of volunteers with a wealth of experience in fields including archaeology, anthropology and forensics.
Carys said: “Archaeology is a great way to spark young imaginations and help history come to life. Archaeological finds, excavated from ordinary looking fields can tell you what people who lived hundreds of years ago would have eaten, how they dressed and how they spent their time.
YAC-HQ had the opportunity to visit Bishop Auckland and the ongoing excavations down the road at Binchester Roman Fort. It was clear from the visit that The Auckland Project’s young archaeologist’s will be spoilt for choice in terms of time periods to study and opportunities for hands-on activities.
Carys at Bishop Auckland and Binchester Roman Fort
YAC-HQ are really pleased to add The Auckland Project YAC to its network of branches and encourage anyone in the local area, who wishes to participate, to contact the club: The Auckland Project YAC
If you are interested in setting up your own YAC branch and would like to know more please take a look at our Application Guidance or if you would like to join your local YAC branch please visit Join a Club. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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