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YAC Development and First World War Workshop

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Join the Council for British Archaeology's Young Archaeologists' Club and Home Front Legacy teams for two workshops bringing together colleagues from community groups, heritage organisations, and those working with young people across Scotland. Find out about YAC and the opportunities it offers young people in our first workshop, and be inspired to record the First World War Home Front in your local area during the afternoon.

YAC development workshop
The morning session will focus on the CBA's Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC), and the workshop, supported by Historic Environment Scotland, will focus on YAC's growth across Scotland, including the development of new branches and partnerships. The sesssion welcomes existing branch leaders and volunteers as well as anyone interested in setting up a new branch.

Following an introduction to YAC, there will be the chance to try out practical YAC activities and hear the experiences of some of our current YAC leaders, as well of plenty of opportunities to discuss and ask questions about setting up, running and collaborating with a YAC branch.


First World War Workshop

In the afternoon, join the Home Front Legacy team working with Living Legacies for a community workshop, and learn how to research, record and get funding for your own First World War project. This session is designed for members of existing First World War projects and those seeking funding, as well as heritage professionals and, of course, those who attended the morning YAC session.

During the afternoon, you will learn how to get started recording the legacy of the Home Front in your local area. We will guide you through using the Council for British Archaeology's Home Front Legacy recording app, which will enable you to find out about existing sites and add the information you discover to a UK- wide map of sites. You’ll see just how easy it is to create new knowledge about the legacy of the First World War.

We’ll share Home Front Legacy’s resources for young people. The wide range of activities, lesson plans and recording guides are designed to make it easy for individuals, families, community groups and youth groups to get involved.

There will also be plenty of inspiration and advice to help you develop your own community project. Find out about funding opportunities available through the Heritage Lottery Fund and how to apply, and hear from some of the fantastic First World War projects that have already received help and support from Living Legacies.


Schedule

10-10:30 Arrival and refreshments

10:30-12:30 YAC development workshop

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-16:30 First World War workshop


Further information

Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all participants, including those joining us for the afternoon session. This will be a great opportunity for networking with colleagues from across Scotland.

Travel bursaries of up to £50 are available to members of community and volunteer groups and YAC leaders attending either the afternoon workshop, or the full day. To find out more please contact homefrontlegacy@archaeologyuk.org.


The Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) is the only club for young people interested in archaeology. We have a network of local branches across the UK where 8–16 year olds can get their hands mucky doing real archaeology. Each branch is run by a team of adults; either volunteers or paid staff at museums and other organisations.

Home Front Legacy is a Council for British Archaeology project, funded by Historic England, helping people identify and map the remains of the First World War across the UK.

Living Legacies is one of the First World War Engagement Centres funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council hosted at Queens University Belfast, and provides communities access to advice and support enabling them to develop projects that explore the impact of the First World War across Britain and Ireland.

Historic Environment Scotland are a public body who work to investigate, care for and promote Scotland's historic environment.


FAQs

Do I have to attend both workshops?

You don't need to attend both workshops, although we would encourage those attending the YAC development workshop to stay for the First World War workshop in the afternoon to find out about the opportunities to work with young people to record the Home Front in Scotland.

How much does it cost?

Both workshops are free, and lunch and refreshments will be provided. Travel bursaries of up to £50 are also available for delegates attending either the full day, or the First World War workshop. For more information about travel bursaries, please email homefrontlegacy@archaeologyuk.org.

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