The Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC) has been managing clubs for over 40 years. These have been mainly run as weekend clubs in informal learning spaces, such as museums, community halls and parks.
We are now very pleased to be able to offer primary and secondary schools the chance to set up their own after-school club within their school setting.
These sessions are an opportunity for pupils to learn all about archaeology, geography, science and art. and why it matters.
Why Start a YAC After-School Club?
It is hoped that by creating an after-schools network we will be able to support teachers to introduce the subject to more young people across the UK.
By doing so, we will also be able to reach individuals who cannot attend weekend clubs for all sorts of reasons (lack of transport, distance to clubs, etc.) and those who might not usually engage with archaeology and heritage.
After-School YAC clubs have access to the same support as our affiliate YAC branches (we have two types), meaning leaders can use our YAC branding, utilise all of our resources, and come along to the training days we offer. Club members will be able to join the YAC PASS scheme, enter competitions and much more!