Posts By: David Colwill

My name is Louise Thomas and I am a third year Archaeology and Ancient History student. I first heard of the SHARE With Schools project through my involvement with the CAER Heritage project last summer, a community engagement project based in the Cardiff suburbs of Caerau and Ely. I decided that I would like to […]


Rachel Pugh My name is Rachel Pugh. I’m a first year History student at Cardiff University. After my degree I’m hoping to progress into a career in education, so when I heard about the ‘SHARE with Schools’ project I thought it would be a great opportunity to gain some experience and meet new people. I […]


SHARE with Schools is holding a new volunteer recruitment event next week Our student volunteers gain vital employability skills through delivering classroom workshops in local schools in West and Central Cardiff and the Cynon Valley, helping to break down barriers to Higher Education. Come along to find out more and how to get involved. The event is open to students […]


Thomas Snook I am a first year undergraduate reading Archaeology. I assisted with the Archaeological Science workshop presented to years 7, 8 and 9 at Fitzalan School. The pupils were given different graves and from completing several activities gained enough information to build up a picture of the life of the individual buried in their […]


We’re very pleased to be able to congratulate our first ever round of SHARE with Schools certificate awardees. All of these brilliant volunteers have undergone our training, put in at least five hours of contact time (and some of them much more than that!), and have completed reflective skills activities, including guest blogging for this […]


Jonathan Gilbert As a Third Year Archaeology and Ancient History BA student I felt I needed to get some serious work experience under my belt before I graduated and joined the struggle of the job hunt. I was always told that I work well with children, and I have always had an interest in teaching, […]


Lizzie Nicholson: My SHARE with Schools Hi! I’m Lizzie Nicholson. I’m in my first year studying Archaeology BSc. I thought SHARE with Schools was a great opportunity to meet other students, help develop my skills, introduce me to a career in schools and to do something different outside my degree programme. I did workshops for […]


This year Rhiannon, one of the postgraduate coordinators for SHARE with Schools, proposed and developed a brand STEM Archaeology Workshop, with a brand new toolkit (the presentations, information packs and boxes of things we use to make our deliveries so brilliant). The workshop aims to link the Humanities and Science (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) […]


A really successful day at the School of History, Archaeology and Religion today, opening our doors to pupils from Cathays High School. A big thanks to our volunteers, Dr Jenny Benham for her really fun lecture on Medieval outlawry for making the day happen. Take a look at our storify for more photos and comments […]


Rhian Phillips at the Glamorgan Archives is looking to recruit some temporary staff to work in their searchroom and with their collections as Relief Records Assistants: We have a few staff on maternity leave at the moment. We aren’t able to backfill their posts, but we have been left with a small pot of money which we […]