Archaeology student nominated for Young Scot award
Fourth year undergraduate, Hannah McGlynn, has made the final of a prestigious award for her contribution to an exciting student-led outreach project. (Published 9 April 2014)
Fourth year undergraduate, Hannah McGlynn, has made the final of a prestigious award for her contribution to an exciting student-led outreach project.
The School is delighted to congratulate a second current fourth year undergraduate who has made the final of the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2014. Hannah McGlynn, MA Archaeology, has been shortlisted in the Heritage category. Winners will be announced at the forthcoming awards ceremony on 10 April 2014.
This is not the first time Hannah had been recognised for her outreach work having already won the EUSA School Star Volunteer Award last year.
Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project
Hannah has received her nomination, and previous EUSA award, for her leading role in the Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project (EAOP), an exciting project that aims to introduce local school children to archaeology.
Hannah proposed the idea of EAOP last year after visiting some schools where she talked to the pupils about archaeology. Hannah says she was overwhelmed with the response and enthusiasm from fellow archaeology students who wanted to volunteer on the project.
The project now boasts almost 50 volunteers ranging in age from 18 years old to 48 years old, with everyone from 1st year undergraduates through to PhD students. The volunteers visit schools introducing children to fun practical activities including digging for artefacts, examining real animal bones, cave painting and artefact drawing. The team are also working with officers from Edinburgh World Heritage and East Lothian Council Museums.
I was pleasantly surprised when I found out I had been shortlisted for the Young Scot Award. EAOP is a project that I am very proud of and it's great to see children getting so enthusiastically engaged with archaeology.
Young Scot Awards 2014
Now in its ninth year, the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the amazing achievements of young people 11-26 years, to help challenge and change the negative stereotypes and create a more honest perception of young Scots in our society.
In addition to Hannah, fourth year Classics student, Joe Thompson, has also reached the final in the Environment category. The School wishes Hannah and Joe every success for the forthcoming awards ceremony.