New YAC in Nottingham!
A brand new YAC is being launched in Nottingham!!
The new club will be based at the University of Nottingham Museum at Nottingham Lakeside Arts. It is being run in partnership with Trent and Peak Archaeology, the Galleries of Justice Museum, the City of Caves and Helen Bowen (the Lapsed Archaeologist blogger - ask your parents to check out her Facebook page). This new Club will provide young people in Nottingham with a fun and exciting opportunity to get a more hands-on experience of archaeology and history, from the excavation stage, through to the display of artefacts in museums.
Laura Binns, Community Archaeologist for Trent and Peak Archaeology, said:
Our Young Archaeologists' Club in Nottingham will give young people from the ages of 8 to 16 the chance to get their hands dirty on real archaeological digs, handle artefacts, and discover more about the history of this country and the world through fun activities led by a great team of historians and archaeologists. We are all looking forward to starting our sessions!
Meeting once a month, children and young adults will be able to get involved with exciting activities: The team have already planned Roman food tasting, Aztec headdress making, castle building, visiting historical and archaeological sites, handling ancient artefacts and participating in excavations... which will keep even the most enthusiastic young archaeologist very busy indeed!
Taster session: Saturday 23rd January 2016
The new Nottingham YAC is hosting a free taster session on the 23rd January 2016 between 11am and 4pm, at the University of Nottingham Museum, Nottingham Lakeside Arts.
There will be more information about YAC and the opportunity to sign up to the group. There will be a variety of hands-on activities to drop by and take part in. From dressing up as a Roman to exploring ancient hairstyles, trying your hand at some Roman games to making a Prehistoric pot out of clay; there will be something for everyone. Budding archaeologists and their guardians can also get up close and personal with the past by handling genuine archaeological artefacts!
Senior Curator and Archivist at the City of Caves, Bev Baker commented:
The feedback we have received concerning the set-up of this Young Archaeologists’ Club in Nottingham has been very positive. We are very excited about the taster session which will take place on 23rd January and look forward to being involved with this pioneering project which links directly to our work at the City of Caves. We hope it will encourage young people to get involved and have fun. We may well see some archaeologists of the future emerge from this new initiative!
Sign up now!
Anyone interested in becoming a member of Nottingham YAC who cannot get to the taster session should contact Sarah Morriss on 0115 7484950 or firstname.lastname@example.org
And you can find out more about Nottingham YAC on their special page on YAC website too!
The photos show some of the types of activities that members of the Nottingham YAC can look forward to taking part in...