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Hi Richard - welcome to the forum!

That sounds really interesting - we're in the process of discussing something similar here in West Berkshire - I feel that there is a real opportunity for HERs and Local Government Archaeologists to engage with schools, especially considering the recent changes to the National Curriculum. Our first meeting is scheduled (with our Education and Outreach Officer) in a couple of weeks so I'll know more what direction we're hoping to take after that, but I'd be more than happy to keep you in the loop and share any ideas. I'd also be interested to hear how your project develops? One of the main issues seems to be that most schools are unaware that HERs exist, although hopefully this is beginning to change!

There was another thread on the Forum in July last year on a similar topic entitled 'Changes In Britain From the Stone Age to the Iron Age'; Kim Biddulph at Schools Prehistory had a blog that discussed this at https://schoolsprehistory.wordpress.com/ - definitely worth a look. 

Cheers

Alex


Alex Godden
Archaeological Officer
Cultural & Environmental Protection 
West Berkshire Council Market Street Newbury RG14 5LD
(01635) 519534 Ext 2534 [log in to unmask] 
www.westberks.gov.uk/archaeology



-----Original Message-----
From: Issues related to Historic Environment Records [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Richard Watts
Sent: 08 January 2015 08:49
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Subject: Prehistory Teaching Resources for Schools

Hello everyone!

I'm hoping that some of you might be abel to help - we're just starting to work on a project with a local charitable trust here, looking at trying to create a range of teaching resources for schools, that they can use when teaching the new Prehistory curriculum (for Key Stages 1 -3, which is everything before the start of GCSE's).

We've been having a look around and have managed to find a lot of good resources already available online, that we can use to model our own on (eg. there's a lot of good material on English Heritage's 'Heritage Explorer' website, and links to a lot of intersting projects and collections on the Arts Council & CEPG's 'Cultural Resources for Schools' website   -   www.heritage-explorer.co.uk      and      www.nfer.ac.uk/CulturalEducationResources     if you want to have a look!)

We were really just wondering if any of you had been involved in a similar  project recently, and whether you could offer any advice about how your projects went - about what worked well and engaged the students, and also what funding streams (if any!) you had managed to access or knew about?

Any advice or suggestions you could make would be very gratefully received!

Many thanks,


Richard Watts

Historic Environment Assistant (Records) Planning Services Lincolnshire County Council
Tel: 01522 554831

PS. Despite having worked in various HER roles for the last 6 years, this is my first ever posting to the HER Forum, so I'll offer a belated hello to you all, and thank you for all the interesting discussions that I've followed! (but not actually engaged in! - Sorry!)

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