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Training & Networking Day for teachers & youth workers

Do you work with young people and want to get involved in investigating Scotland’s past?

This Training and Networking day will be a chance to get people together to encourage the use of archaeology to deliver Curriculum for Excellence in schools and youth work. As a multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary subject archaeology can be used to deliver a range of youth work-led activities – and/or teach a range of subject areas, from social studies, RME, art, arithmetic, science and geography. It is great for taking your youth group or class outside and we have resources designed to help you investigate your local area.

On this second* Training and Networking Day we will look at the Heritage Hero Awards, which were officially launched a year ago after their successful pilot throughout 2016. We now have a few case studies with some successful ideas and experiences to share. We will also look at our on-line resources – and hope to get outside to explore and test them out in the beautiful, historic town of Linlithgow, near the Palace! We recommend wearing good walking shoes.

Lunch is provided and there will be plenty opportunities to talk amongst ourselves about our experiences in teaching and learning using archaeology.

This year, we’re looking forward to welcoming youth workers to the Training and Networking day!

Our event is open to Learning Members, our free membership scheme for people in teaching and learning with an interest in using archaeology to deliver the Curriculum for Excellence. Not a member? Don’t worry – you can either sign up on the day or email

*We held the first one in September 2016 for primary and secondary teachers, and it was a big success. We looked at on-line map resources and how they can be used in class and in outdoor learning; then we talked about some ways to use Archaeology Scotland’s on-line resources to take your class outside and find the heritage in your local neighbourhood. We then discussed Risk Assessments and finished up with a talk about our Heritage Hero Awards and how they help fire up an interest in the past among young people. We got good feedback from the twelve teachers who attended, and several emailed afterwards to say it had been worthwhile.

Please book here-