Castleford Youth Inclusion Project

Amy Downes (South & West Yorkshire FLO) and Dave Weldrake (West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service) joined the Castleford Youth Inclusion Project, which works with children at risk of being excluded from school. As part of the project after-school sessions were provided for the children where they can participate in excavation, handle archaeological objects and play ‘archaeological games’.

Apart from the digging, the most popular activity was drawing an object from a written description and then trying to guess what it was.

"I loved digging up the past and discovering what things were as I found them". Pupil (Redhill Primary School, Airedale, Castleford).

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