Not including our community excavations, 876 school-aged students attended outreach events organised and delivered by Access Cambridge Archaeology in 2011. This included 418 students on our 3-day Higher Education Field Acadmies, making 1254 teaching days altogether. Of these, 289 students were Aimhigher-funded and the remainder attended Gifted & Talented HEFAs, continuing in 2012 as part of Cambridge University‘s commitment to widening participation.
Last spring, 189 students attended our archaeological activity days, Discovery Days. Starting again in the autumn, a further 129 students attended in the first term of this academic year.
In addition, 44 GCSE students from Mildenhall College of Technology attended the CAP pilot in Isleham in September and are shortly due to sit their assessed coursework, and 96 students from Clare Middle School dug 15 test-pits between them in Clare as part of the HLF-funded Managing a Masterpiece project in the Stour Valley.
These events were intended to boost the educational achievement and aspirations in practical hands-on activities and the feedback we received from these events bears testament to this. For further information about our school activities in 2012 and how to get involved, please see our website or get in touch.