As an educational charity, Wessex Archaeology underpins all engagement activity with a pedagogical approach.
We use archaeology as an exciting stimulus to enhance people’s knowledge of the arts, science, heritage and culture.
Our dedicated Community Engagement team can deliver learning in schools, at events and on site, as well as provide consultancy for activities and resources.
Our Education and Community Manager, Sam Fieldhouse, has extensive experience of developing and delivering quality learning in the heritage sector.
Sam has delivered the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge and the Sandford Award for Excellence in Heritage Education for organisations across the UK.
We can deliver exciting resources as a project legacy that enable young people to understand the value of a site, and use its archaeology to enhance and stimulate learning into the future.
Our Graphics Studio and Community Engagement team collaborate to ensure that learning is always a multi-modal and sensory experience. We create resources and legacy material in a range of formats including 3D prints, models, clothing and online activities.
We will work with you to put together a package that best suits your needs and meets the learning aims of the local community.
DownloadsExample teachers pack
Wessex Archaeology can deliver bespoke school-based sessions or activities. Bespoke school sessions can build links with the local community and help young people understand the value of the discoveries made on client sites.
We also have a set menu of sessions and activities that we can deliver in schools that require minimal preparation and setup time.
All our sessions meet key National Curriculum learning outcomes to ensure that young people taking part can explore literacy, science, art and technology, as well as history.
Our dedicated Community engagement Team can deliver bespoke community events on site or in local venues. We have access to a broad set of ready made activities that can be customised to meet the needs of client events.
At Wessex Archaeology we target community events at specific audiences in order to make information accessible to all groups. Whether it’s an exhibition, lecture series, site visit or open day, we ensure that experts, amateurs and families will have an engaging experience.
Community & Education Manager
Community Engagement Assistant
Principal Marine Geoarchaeologist & STEM Ambassador
Archaeologist & STEM Ambassador
Geoarchaeologist & STEM Ambassador
Marine Geophysicist & STEM Ambassador
Senior Post-Excavation Archaeologist & STEM Ambassador
Finds Technician & STEM Ambassador
Provide volunteering opportunities
Talks and lectures
How can we help?
Contact Samuel Fieldhouse, Community & Education Manager