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BEST Higher Education Field Academy (HEFA)

When Oct 08, 2014 09:00 AM to
Oct 10, 2014 04:00 PM
Where Shefford, Bedfordshire
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Contact Phone 012223 761519
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BEST is Bedfordshire East Schools Trust. The Higher Education Field Academy (HEFA) programme 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 HEFA, 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 CORS research into the development of rural communities and settlements in the past. All field academies in 2014 are intended for Able, Gifted and Talented students; please contact us directly on about eligibility, availability and booking places on these.

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