19th century

Three more school visits

Posted on 18 March 2016 by David Colwill

It’s been a busy fortnight here at SHARE with Schools! We’ve been out on trips to Cathays High, Woodlands High, and Michaelston Community College. Michaelston and Woodlands are part of the Ely and Caerau Federation, aka Westfed. Volunteer coordinator Matt Vince on the Cathays visit: Cathays visit – WW1 workshop Last week myself, a handful of
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Guest post from volunteer Jon Cook

Posted on 11 May 2015 by David Colwill

Jon Cook My name is Jon Cook, a third year Religious Studies student. When I first heard about the program [SHARE with Schools] I knew it would help my future in ways of experience. Even though it was a little daunting at first because I was not doing a degree in archaeology or history but
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Return visits 11-13 June 2014

Posted on 20 June 2014 by David Colwill

We had a very exciting and busy week last week, hosting return visits by pupils from Mountain Ash Comprehensive, Blaengwawr High and Cathays High. In a packed schedule they had tours of the department’s archaeology and conservation labs, of the special historic book collection SCOLAR, and interactive Medieval, Roman and Nineteenth Century sessions, as well
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Future Scholars event (07 Mar 2014)

Posted on 7 May 2014 by David Colwill

Today members of the SHARE with Schools team ran the School of History, Archaeology and Religion’s (SHARE) pupil sessions for the Future Scholars Award event at Cardiff University today. These are events designed to typically provide, amongst other things:
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First trip to Willows High School

Posted on 3 April 2014 by David Colwill

Some photos from our recent trip to Willows High School in Tremorfa, Cardiff, where we delivered our medieval and 19th century workshops. It was our first ever trip to Willows. We were delighted with some of the responses given and work that the groups produced, and especially impressed that the pupils stayed engaged with us for
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Fantastic feedback from Michaelston College pupils

Posted on 20 March 2014 by David Colwill

We have just received some fantastic feedback from year 7 pupils at Michaelston College who took part in our ‘Romans in Wales’ workshop earlier today. Here are some of their comments: ‘The lesson about the Romans was amazing. It made me realise that I would like to go to Cardiff University to help the archaeologists
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Workshops delivered w/c 10th Mar 2014

Posted on 17 March 2014 by David Colwill

Many thanks to the excellent student volunteers who made last week’s sessions on Romans in Wales and Cynon Valley in the Nineteenth Century, delivered at Cathays High School and Blaengwawr Comprehensive, so brilliant: Alice Spotorno Hannah Thomas Rosa Harriss Kate Arildsen Shane Govinden Emily Cowan Rosa Harriss Dan Jewson Bethan Lloyd (If I’ve left anyone out, let
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Fitzalan museum curator challenge

Posted on 9 March 2014 by David Colwill

Here are a couple of the great exhibits from the museum display challenge that we set pupils at Fitzalan High School as part of their Eisteddfod.  The task: identify, research and catalogue the objects on their table, then design and curate an exhibition. There were some brilliant ideas flying around and Eisteddfod house points abounded. In the
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