Cei Paynton, our Education Co-ordinator sent an email round about this show and I thought it would be good to share with you all.
The programme ‘Innovation – Digging for History’ will be shown as part of Innovation week in November. Schedules (and titles) do change, but currently it’s due to be shown for the first time on 15 November at 4pm and 9pm, and repeated on 16th and 18th of November.
The film is about a school excavation that Kate Sutton and I did at Carr Manor School in Leeds, in conjunction with the Carnegie Faculty of Education (Initial Teacher Trainers) at Leeds Metropolitan University, colleagues from West Yorkshire Archaeology Service and The Royal Armouries as well as Carr Manor’s local cluster of schools.
It is a project that PAS has been involved with for the last 3 years and has been a great way of exciting the children and teachers, teaching key archaeological concepts and bringing history to life. We have been given an outstanding mark by OFSTED for the project and we are hoping to develop a toolkit, or guide for other people wanting to run similar projects.
Kate used the Carr Manor experience to go on and do a hugely successful school excavation at Michael Faraday School in Shoreditch and if you would like to look at the teachers pack that accompanied this, I have put it up on PASt explorers for you