Our heritage based projects have demonstrated value as a vehicle for delivering personal development, specifically to support employability and career transition efforts by showcasing participants’ abilities, help them to gain clarity on their personal goals and reintegrate into mainstream society as self-sufficient, motivated, productive and happier individuals.
Each project involves a planning phase, execution and report writing. On-site, activities include, logistics, catering, surveying, mapping, digging, trowelling, photography, filming, recording, making notes, drawing, cleaning, analysing and preserving finds, cataloguing, displaying artefacts, organising open days, presenting lecturettes, public displays and educational talks, visiting local areas of historic interest and of course the all important return of the site to the owner in good order!
Our projects run for anything between 3 to 10 days. Participants can join us residentially, which is usually camping, or daily, whatever is best for you. It is requested that you join us for the duration of the project, however, if this is not possible please talk to us and we will make every effort to include you.
We try to organise one or two trips to local events or areas of interest and there will be evening activities such as quizzes or talks for those who wish to join in.
Whilst we encourage participants to take part in all activities nobody is ever bullied into doing this they do not wish to do, but we do ask you to get out of your comfort zone and give things a go, all of which will be done in a supportive and safe environment.
All participants will receive a comprehensive project plan that should answer any questions you may have before attending.