Category archives for: Kids’ zone

new book by Caroline Lawrence includes Colchester Roman circus!

‘Death in the arena’ is the new book of fiction by Caroline Lawrence. It was published in July ’17 by Orion Children’s Books and the Trust has been following it with interest. Caroline is a well-known children’s author who lives in London. Her new series of books – ‘The Roman quests’ – are set in […]

the Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club – July ’17 meeting

The Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) met here at the Roman circus visitor centre on Saturday 15th for their July meeting. Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… A few weeks ago, the Colchester YAC met up for our July meeting before the school summer holidays. YAC members honed their excavation skills in a sand-pit […]

Colchester Roman circus visitor centre is a Children’s University Learning Destination

        The Colchester Archaeological Trust is delighted to say that the Colchester Roman circus site and visitor centre have been included in the Colchester Cultural Trail 2017 as a Learning Destination. The Cultural Trail is part of the Essex Children’s University or CU (Colchester Campus) scheme for children in Essex during the school […]

Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club: June ’17

On Saturday (17th June), the Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) held their June meeting in the Millennium Hall of St Botolph’s church in Colchester. Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… Eighteen YAC members congregated in the Millennium Hall. Seven of them had enjoyed meeting up last weekend at the Colchester Roman circus centre for the […]

Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club: May 2017 meeting

The Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) met in Colchester Castle park for their May meeting on Saturday (20th May). Colchester YAC organiser BB writes: ‘… Mark Davies, a former curator at Colchester Castle Museum, set a quiz for the YAC. In four teams with five members and a volunteer leader in each team, the young […]

Colchester YAC and their April 2017 meeting

The Colchester Young Archaeologists Club (YAC) held their April meeting here at the Colchester Roman circus visitor centre on Saturday morning (22nd April). Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… We were privileged to have some expertise from the Colchester Archaeological Trust (CAT) at our April meeting. Trust archaeologist Laura Pooley showed us some fragmentary […]

Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club: March meeting

On Saturday (18th March), the Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) met here at the Roman circus centre for their March meeting. Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… We had 17 Colchester YAC members at our meeting on Saturday. Our theme was clothing and armour, and we all discussed our favourite periods of history and […]

Colchester Young Archaeologists’ February meeting

On Saturday (25th February), 20 members of the Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) met here at the Roman circus centre for their monthly meeting. Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… We were pleased to welcome three new members at the meeting. We were also delighted that Trust archaeologist Adam Wightman was able to return, […]

January 2017: Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club

On Saturday (21st January), the Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) met for their first session of 2017 here at the Roman circus centre. Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… The Colchester YAC took their time-line back 100,000 years at their first meeting of 2017. They were pleased to have the help of Trust archaeologist […]

Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club: December 2016

On Saturday (10th December), the Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) held their December meeting here at the Roman circus centre. Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… We held the final meeting for the Colchester YAC in 2016 on the 10th December. Archaeologist and YAC volunteer Kate Clover led our rendering of the song ‘The […]

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