Illuminating the past – Enhancing the present – Inspiring the future

Learning about the past

The Trust’s primary charitable aim is to ‘promote the advancement of public education in the subject of Archaeology’. One way in which it achieves this is through its Archaeology in Education Service with a range of learning opportunities.

We also undertake outreach, presenting at public events such as exhibitions and conferences.  Members of staff give talks about their work and teach on a variety of university courses.

We invite you to use this section and learn about the past.

Look what people have said about us

The class was enthralled and we used the Cat Boxes to inspire our archaeological investigations as well other cross-curricular writing and art. The artefacts were on display during our recent successful Ofsted inspection and the children were able to talk knowledgeably about what they had learned. I cannot praise the Trust enough for what they do for schools.
James Blomfield, Deputy Headteacher, St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School, Canterbury
Our history department would like to use the CAT KITs again. It was such a success with our year 7 group that we’d like to introduce it to our new year 7s in September
Teacher of History and Geography, St George’s C of E Foundation School, Broadstairs
It was using the CAT kits that made all the difference… it also tied in with our literacy.  Ofsted said the lesson was outstanding – so I was very pleased!
Year 3 class teacher, Capel-le-Ferne Primary School
Thank you very much for the loan of the ‘Mini Dig’ and CAT kits equipment. The resources…were amazing and the children thoroughly enjoyed being able to find and touch real ‘old things’! We’d also like to thank you for the incredible amount of fascinating educational resources that you have available on your website.
Friends of Ramsgate Holy Trinity CEP School
The children absolutely loved them and they really brought our topic to life.  The helmet brought gasps from the class when it was revealed and produced some magical vocabulary when used as a stimulus for poetry writing!
Key Stage 2 teacher using CAT BOX loans, Aldington Primary School
Your web site … is one of the most helpful sites on archaeology for students we have seen
Marian McKenna Olivas, Program Manager, National Center for History in the Schools, University of California, Los Angeles
We have learned a lot about how we should manage Archaeology and present it to the public… It encourages me to learn more about ‘Archaeology and Education
Katsuyuki Okamura, Archaeologist with Osaka City Cultural Properties Association and Yoshio Negita, Chief Archaeologist with the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Tokyo
I am very happy that I met all those wonderful people and saw amazing nature, heritage sites, one of the best trips I’ve done. And I got ideas and feeling that I am not alone! Thank you for that!
Liia Vijand, Estonian secondary school History teacher undertaking PhD research in the value of increasing engagement in Archaeology at both primary and secondary level education

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