Cardiff University visit the History Department at Mountain Ash Comprehensive

Cardiff university visit

Cardiff University’s School of History, Archaeology and Religious Education (SHARE) visited Mountain Ash on Wednesday 10th April 2049 as part of their ‘Share with Schools’ outreach programme. This is a scheme aimed at increasing applications for study at top universities such as Cardiff. A mixture of lecturers, undergraduate students and post-graduates met with and taught five classes of our pupils from across Key Stage 3. The topics covered included Wales during the Iron Age, the Romans in Wales and the impact of the First World War on civilians living in Britain.

Using a range of materials such as photographs, maps, equipment, historical replicas and actual historical artefacts (some of which were 2,000 years old) the SHARE team delivered a range of interactive and ‘hands-on’ activities which really engaged and interested our pupils.

Cardiff university visit

The photographs show Year 9 pupils learning about the changes in people’s lives caused by the First World War and Year 8 pupils learning about the job of an archaeologist working on an Iron Age Celtic site in Wales at the time of the Roman Invasion of Britain.

Cardiff university visit