Activities & Outreach

Octon and the Historic Landscape- Summer Schools 2016

The JORVIK Groups’s Summer Schools programme is available to all schools within an approx. 50-mile radius of York from April 2016 to July 2016*. The programme aims to spark pupils’ interest in the past by exploring a variety of fun and interesting themes.

Enjoy hands on and historic activities at Octon.

One Day Summer School- Archaeology in the Classroom

Welcome our archaeologists into your classroom for the day as we explore what archaeology is and how you can learn about the past from the remains left behind. This exciting outreach session will give your pupils the chance to handle real artefacts and investigate different kinds of archaeological evidence using exciting hands-on techniques.

One Day Summer School- Exploring Prehistory

Discover the fascinating archaeology of Paddock Hill near Octon through this fun, activity-filled outreach session. Our archaeologists will challenge your pupils to think analytically and uncover the mysteries of the site, from its use as a Neolithic henge to a Bronze Age hillfort. Could your class have survived in prehistoric Yorkshire?

Octon Old Farmhouse Activity Sessions

All Summer School sessions can be booked with the addition of a free visit to Octon Old Farmhouse for the duration of Summer 2016. Join us in the historic cruck house to learn about the building and experience what it might have been like to live here. Take part in hands-on archaeological activities to explore the area and learn about how structures like the farmhouse survive.

* For schools outside of the 50-mile radius, we may still be able to provide sessions at an additional travel cost. Please telephone 01904 615505 for more information.

Booking Details

Booking could not be easier. Telephone 01904 615505 or e-mail to check on the availability of these sessions and arrange your visit.