Archaeology club for children gets its launch

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A NEW group has been launched in Leeds for kids who fancy digging into the city’s past.

The Leeds Young Archaeologist Club is based at Middleton Park Visitor Centre and is aimed at children aged eight to 16.

Future activities planned by the club include sessions on pottery, food and textiles as well as a number of field trips.

It is being headed up by professional archaeologist Louise Martin, who said: “As a child I loved to explore and investigate the past, although there were few opportunities where I could undertake practical and fun activities.

“I am delighted that with the help of Leeds City Council and the Council for British Archaeology, we have been able to set up this club.

“We have some really exciting and fun sessions planned, where we hope to inspire and engage the archaeologists of the future.”

The club’s opening has been welcomed by Middleton Park’s Labour councillors Judith Blake, Paul Truswell and Kim Groves.

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