775 days (upto Dec 2013) have been dedicated to Ice Age Journeys, which is the equivalent of two calendar years or 3½ work years. The pie chart below shows this by activity.
- The project recruits volunteers in ways that are open, and operates with practices that are ‘volunteer friendly’, resulting in consistent involvement by individuals.
- Our volunteer numbers increased and the aim was for volunteers to feel that they were gaining new skills and/or building on existing skills.
- The training/learning opportunities impacted on the individuals who have participated.
- The project devised and delivered teaching to local primary schools about the site and assessed on how such teaching been received..
Working with local primary schools
Ice Age Journeys devised and delivered teaching to ten local primary schools in the period evaluated. It is an important aspect of the IAJ project. Each session was of approximately two hours duration with approximately thirty children at each. Pupils aged 8 to 9 years (‘Year 4’) and 9 to 10 years (‘Year 5’) were the main recipients, with one school involving 10 to 11 year olds (‘Year 6’).
Six schools received one session and four schools received two sessions, so around 450 pupils have participated with IAJ in this way.