Young Archaeologists' Club - Canterbury Branch for East Kent
Who are we?YAC Canterbury Branch, covering Easy Kent, is a kind of 'archaeological youth club', one of about 60 around the country which provide activities and experiences for young people, aged 8-16, who are interested in archaeology. It is run by volunteer leaders and assistants who are either archaeologists, or very interested in archaeology, and who have experience of working with young people.
Most of our meetings are held in the Canterbury, or in the Dover area . We meet on a Saturday morning for approximately 2 hours, although occasionally we meet Saturday afternoon, or on a Sunday, if this allows the branch to access a special activity or expert. There is no minimum attendance requirement to maintain membership, but we find the more meetings a person attends the better as this enables them to build up friendships.
The Canterbury branch has been running for 10 years under the leadership of Abby Guinness. Thanks, Abby, for all the events and places you have taken us, even places that cannot be visited by the general public.
What is YAC?YAC is managed by the Council for British Archaeology (CBA), who provide training, insurance, and support for all the branches. All YAC Branch Leaders and Assistants have gone through disclosure (police) checks and all activities are fully risk assessed. Young people can become members of just a branch and/or members of YAC on a national basis.
Annual membership is £12 for a child or £21 for a family.