I am Catherine, an archaeologist and educator. I specialise in teaching young people about archaeology, the archaeological process and how we create knowledge about the past. I achieve this mainly through practical archaeology workshops, sessions and courses.
Exploring the past through the remains left behind not only gives us knowledge of that past but also enriches our present. I make no bold claims about what this may do for our future (well, not yet anyway!) but, through archaeology, children and adults alike can find enjoyment, fascination and perhaps a little more understanding of peoples, places and circumstances that are different from our own.
On these pages, you can find out more about the workshops, events, and courses I provide for schools, groups and museums. In the meantime, here’s what I do, in brief:
- develop and manage projects, workshops, sessions, ‘Archaeology Days’ and courses.
- research information for my workshops, sessions and courses, and collect feedback.
- create resources including activity handouts, information sheets, teacher-packs and sometimes even replica artefacts (just have a look at my attempts at making Bronze Age pottery!).
- source handling objects.
- deliver workshops and sessions.
- teach GCSE Classical Civilisation and Ancient History, and AS/A level Archaeology in schools and on a 1-1 basis.
- organise, manage and lead outreach to local schools for the Arbor Low Environs Project.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions. In the meantime, just read what one happy client has said …
“I was struck by your outstanding level of preparation: the resources were superb; the day was very well pitched, structured and timed; everything was beautifully tailored to the work the students are already doing … I cannot thank you enough for the support you have given us in the delivery of our scheme of work, and for creating the perfect marriage of fun and learning which is the perpetual yet elusive goal of teachers everywhere!”
Anna Jordan, Head of History, Derby High School
Read more about this workshop here…