For KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4 Teachers, Subject Leaders, Heads Of Department And Support Staff

Steve and Nick mudlarking

This is the first time teaching staff have been authorised to Mudlark on the Thames foreshore as part of a history course.

This one day event provides teachers and support staff from Primary and Secondary schools with the exciting opportunity to take part in a supervised session of Mudlarking on the Thames foreshore. This course has been many years in the creation, and is in conjunction with Her Majesty’s Crown Estates and the PLA.

Your tutors for the day are experts in their field, and have over 30 years of Mudlarking experience between them. Their finely developed skills will help you to examine areas and identify artefacts on the foreshore.

Steve Brooker (Mud God) & Nick Stevens (Rock) are both members of the Society Of Thames Mudlarks & also run their own club Thames And Field. They have appeared on numerous documentaries & history programs & also starred in their own show History channnel’s Mud Men which ran for 3 successful seasons and followed their archeological adventures alongside co-presenter Johnny Vaughan.

They both work closely with The Portable Antiquities Scheme, The Musuem of London and The Thames Discovery Programme and participate in many public archaeological events during the year.


The Ultimate History Course
Thames foreshore Mudlarking tour
Numbers strictly limited

By the end of this course you will:
• have a greater understanding about how pupils and young people can be engaged by artifacts and hands on history.
• have explored a specially chosen area of foreshore.
• understand how to ‘get your eye in’
• have collected arteficts individually or as part of a team to take back to school.
• use professionally taken photographs for your school website.
• research unknown artefacts efficiently and exemplify this process with pupils back in the classroom at the appropriate skill level.
• be able to feedback to colleague at a staff or department meeting.
• feel inspired to get back into school to try out the practical ideas.
• please bring wellies and suitable outdoor clothing, and a smart phone or iPad for photos and research. There are changing facilities and toilets at the course venue, along with some trowels and small buckets and trays.

All courses are full day and include lunch, tea/coffee and course resources

London: Wednesday 21st October 2015. 10am - 3.45pm
Venue: The Walrus and the Carpenter, 45 Monument St, London, EC3R 8BU.
Lunch and refreshments included.
Price: £185.

Booking: Please e-mail the following details to..
1) School Name, address and telephone number
2) Order No
3) Participant name
4) Course name
5) Course date

Book on line now to reserve a place - numbers stricly limited