Hampshire & Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology

Using Archaeology in the classroom: NEW fully-funded workshop for Teachers

15th - 16th April 2010

Fairthorne Manor, Southampton, SO30 2GH


This fantastic CPD opportunity is paid for by English Heritage, so it is cost free for participants. 

The workshop, delivered by the Hampshire & Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology (www.hwtma.org.uk) is for teachers and looks at how maritime archaeology can support and enhance the national curriculum at primary and secondary level. It will explore a range of resources and activity ideas and demonstrate how maritime archaeology can provide a stimulating and engaging focus for cross-curricular topics and themes. The format of the workshop promotes participation and interaction between participants and facilitators. It will provide a unique platform for exploring and exchanging ideas and approaches.

Sessions include:

An introduction to maritime archaeology in England - Nature and extent of resource and how it relates to the curriculum

Hands-on learning - A participatory session working with a range of handling collections that can be used in schools, containing artefacts and replicas plus an electronic educational resource.

Maritime archaeology in schools - Case studies of successful sessions in the classroom and beyond

In the field - hulks (historic/industrial wrecks on the foreshore) and survey to engage and enthuse. Showing how maths and science are used in the field.

What's in your area? Maritime archaeology on your doorstep (you might be surprised!)

Risk assessments, Health & Safety

Who can apply:

  • Teachers who are currently working in a school, or are about to begin a teaching job in a school (primary or secondary).
  • Spaces will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis with only 1 teacher from each school.

NB: Please contact us if you would like to register interest in this workshop but are unable to make these dates.

For further information please see www.hwtma.org.uk/training-workshops or contact christin.heamagi@hwtma.org.uk


Hampshire & Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology
National Oceanography Centre, Empress Dock, Southampton, SO14 3ZH