Our education pages are designed to help teachers use archaeology within their lesson plans.
Unfortunately we are currently unable to do school visits or lead small-scale excavations ourselves, but we hope these pages will provide some useful tips and inspiration.
Our prehistoric ancestors roamed the moorlands of the Pennines leaving strange symbols on carved rocks and stone circles in the landscape; there were Roman towns at Adel and Castleford, and possibly a Roman settlement in Leeds itself; the remains of medieval castles still survive at Sandal, Barwick, and Mirfield; and the belching chimneys of the textile industry once stained the towns of West Yorkshire black!
It is important to help children achieve a sense of place and a feeling of belonging. Their locality is somewhere special: somewhere with a history.