Wednesday 22nd of January I started my training as Family and School volunteer at the Archaeological Archive of London (LAARC), I wrote this post in Italian some time ago, but I have translated it in English just now. Enjoy!
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It had been a very intensive first day, learning basic information about volunteering it's not so hard, but first of all I had to understand every thing our mentors told us and in order to do that I had to strain my mind a lot.
In the morning the main activity was filling forms and introducing ourselves to the others volunteers. We also collected a lot of sheets about London's museums and volunteering that I would have to study for the upcoming week.
The "real" training began in the afternoon when two of the archaeologists that work in the archive showed us how to handle the artifacts. I'm personally a little anxious thinking about "handling artifacts" with 30 children attending primary school or families with children under 5 years old. It must be hard to manage children and 2000 years old artifacts at the same time!
The archaeologists said "Don't worries if something breaks up during the session, stay calm and call a supervisor. Don't freak out and try to keep all the pieces together"( Tip: sealing off the scene with a tape like on CSI).