Youth Engagement

One of the main goals of the Council for British Archaeology is to help young people engage and participate with archaeology and the heritage around them.

The CBA has created and is involved with a range of projects and resources for young people to access online and in person.

Our flagship youth engagement programme is the Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC), which has been providing archaeological experiences for young people from across the UK for more than 40 years. 

Projects like our current Youth Governance: Have your say! and From Ordinary to Extraordinary focus on youth voice and co-creation, which reflects our ambitions to make sure that young people can shape the world around them by ensuring their voice is heard and by creating opportunities to effect the changes they want. We hope by adopting this approach to build greater diversity and equity within the archaeological community.

The CBA and YAC, with the support of many different organisations and individuals, have also developed a wealth of free resources. From Dig School, a series of 21 archaeology-themed workshops that you can do from your bedroom or classroom to the YAC resource library which contains 100’s of activity and session ideas, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Youth Governance: Have your say!

The CBA are working with youth voice specialists, Sound Connections, to encourage more young people to get involved in our archaeology activities. Keep reading to find out how...

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Young Archaeologists' Club

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Early Careers Conference

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Letters to a Young Archaeologist

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From Ordinary to Extraordinary

English Heritage’s ‘Shout Out Loud’ (SOL) team partnered with the Young Archaeologists' Club to help fund an exciting opportunity for YACs from across the UK to design and deliver an archaeology themed project in their own community.

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Dig School

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Youth Resources

Check out some of our resources and activities below.