‘Ceredigion Off-limits?’ uses archaeology and creative activities to engage and empower young people and their communities to record, interpret, manage and protect 19th and 20th century heritage sites in North Ceredigion. In developing ‘Ceredigion Off-limits?’, the RCAHMW has built on existing partnerships and relationships while also identifying new ones, speci cally focusing on developing best practice when working with young people who might not otherwise be engaged with heritage.To facilitate the project the RCAHMW will recruit and appoint a part-time youth project co-ordinator, as well as drawing on the skills and expertise of its own staff and that of partners and stakeholders through in-kind contribution. The project action plan is based on the needs and motivations of the young people, interested partners and stakeholders as identi ed during consultation, and is structured in a way that will enable young people to drive and de ne the details and outputs of their project as it develops.
‘Ceredigion Off-limits?’ will offer four ways that young people can engage with the project:
• A newly recruited and established ‘Off-limits?’ youth panel/group for 14–25 year olds. This group will meet weekly and is aimed at individuals interested in being part of the project.
• Through ‘Off-limits?+’ we will offer opportunities for 11–25 year olds to get involved in various activities. This is aimed at existing activity groups and clubs (such as Ceredigion Council’s Youth Justice Team, Ceredigion Young Farmers and Air Cadets) who want to dip in and out of the project.
• As mentors (18–25 year olds) that will work with and alongside the youth panel. 95 Unloved Heritage? Exploring Wales’ Recent Past Together — Section 2: Strategic decisions about involving people
• For Creative Practice students (18–25 year olds) there will be the opportunity to run an annual three-week long residency.