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Archaeological Outdoor Workshop - Big Dig

We received the following email in from The School of Irish Archaeology which you might be intertested in - 

For the attention of History Teachers,

Hoping this finds you well. We are the School of Irish Archaeology - Ireland's only archaeology school for children and young adults. Using our mobile archaeological workshop, 'The Big Dig', we aim to teach students about Ireland's past in an educational, hands-on, and engaging learning environment.  We have already booked in many Secondary Schools as this outdoor element is proving very popular.

As there is much uncertainty around Covid-19 and how we handle it in the classroom , we at the School of Irish Archaeology can offer our Archaeological Workshop as an ideal opportunity for students to commence and complete their Junior Cycle History curriculum within the new normal. Our workshop, the Big Dig offers schools a safe educational environment while also adhering to the government’s public health guidelines for COVID-19. There has been no better time to avail of the outdoors with our active learning experience we are offering schools during these uncertain times. Now for the first time, clients will have an opportunity for a mobile excavation and museum to come to their schools.

Our workshop is outdoors but weather will not be a problem as we provide a fully enclosed canopy area with our gazebos. We can cater for pods of 8-12 students in any one workshop. During the workshop, our priority will be to ensure that students can always maintain social distancing while providing them with a fun and educational experience.

Our Big Dig workshop also supports the structure of the new Junior Cycle History syllabus (eg: Section 1 – How we find out about the past), and is hugely beneficial to students during their study of topics such as ‘Our roots in ancient civilisation’ – in which archaeology is used to study life and death in ancient civilisations. To find out more on our educational programme you can visit our website by Clicking Here.

Please see our attached programme and video link and if you have any further questions or would like to book ‘The Big Dig’ please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us either by email (info@sia.ie) or directly on 087 782 7529.


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  • 061 585060
  • info@lec.ie

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