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East Essex Independent Learning Archaeology Field School

When May 10, 2017 09:00 AM to
May 12, 2017 04:00 PM
Where Southminster
Contact Name Access Cambridge Archaeology
Contact Phone 01223 761519
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The Independent Learning Archaeology Field School (ILAFS) programme - formerly known as the Higher Education Field Academy (HEFA), aims to raise the aspirations, enthusiasm and attainment of 14-17 year-olds with regard to higher education via actively engaging them in carrying out their own hands-on practical investigations in small mixed-school groups, which make a valuable contribution to current academic research at the University of Cambridge. On ILAFS, participants spend two days running their own small (1m square) archaeological excavation within living villages, just like thousands did in TV's Big Dig in 2003 and Michael Wood's Great British Story in 2012, with the aim of applying and developing a wide range of learning skills, boosting their academic confidence and giving them a taste of life and learning at university level. They make new discoveries for and about themselves, and in the process contribute to the university's ongoing research into the development of rural communities and settlements in the past. All field schools in 2017 are intended for Able, Gifted and Talented students; please contact us directly on access@arch.cam.ac.uk about eligibility, availability and booking places on these.

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