Northern Adelaide Senior College Ancient Studies students learn the techniques used by archaeologists when unearthing artefacts in a student-led experiment within class last Thursday.
Students each had to create and swap an archaeological site using personal items, an ice cream container and cat litter with their fellow ancient studies peers.
“At the moment I’ve found a pebble. It looks like a volcanic rock you would find in your garden,” says Dawn O., a student who chose ancient studies as a complement to her interest in textile restoration.
“It’s always handy to have an archaeological-type of brain. You have to do experiments, testing, that sort of stuff. So ancient studies is a good first step into the field of textile restoration.”
Dawn first attended Northern Adelaide Senior College when it was previously known as Para West Adult Campus (PWAC) and decided to return to NASC to broaden her career opportunities.
“I had a couple of friends who were going to Para West and said that they were moving down to Elizabeth, but the old school would now be called NASC,” says Dawn.
“When it moved to the new location it was even better because I don’t live too far from here. It was a good location and the facilities here are very, very good and so are the teachers.
“I’ve been out of school for a while and this is literally my first step back into it. I’ll see what options are available for me to branch into.”
Dawn recommends Ancient Studies because the course is informative, fun and supportive.
“Philip (the Ancient Studies teacher) is fantastic and very, very supportive. If you have any questions, he’s always willing to help, which is fantastic. I’d definitely recommend this subject.”
Interested to study the history, literature, society and culture of ancient civilisations? Join the Northern Adelaide Senior College community anytime by enrolling with Student Services on (08) 7285 1600.