Breaking Ground Heritage aims to take the transferable skills that are embedded into the military community, skills such as reading and interpreting the ground, cheerfulness in adversity and a desire to succeed, building upon these fundamental qualities with a shift of focus to the heritage sector.
History, archaeology, experimental archaeology, heritage craft skills and project research are just some of the disciplines covered by Breaking Ground Heritage with volunteers able to participate in all or some of the themes that may spark their interests.
Most participants on this programme have left or are in the process of leaving the military, some with catastrophic life changing injuries and yet have developed successful careers in archaeology and heritage. Others are still on their journey undertaking Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees in Archaeology and History.
The main aim of this project is to provide a conductive and safe learning environment for our participants that can facilitate the challenges and complications service life can bring.