Seevic’s Archaeology partnerships enable visitors to dig deeper at open evening

Wednesday, 07 October 2015

151014 ArchaeologyCoalhouse Fort Park and community archaeology project CITiZAN joined forces with Seevic College to raise awareness of Archaeology qualifications at the College’s most recent Open Evening on 6 October.

A-Level Archaeology and Classics Tutor Jamie Spracklen, Coalhouse Fort Education Officer, Hazel Sacco, CITiZAN Archaeologist for Training, Oliver Hutchinson and current Seevic student Con Green shared their knowledge with visitors to the College, located in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet.

Seevic is the only college in South Essex offering A-Level Archaeology, and has a number of links with local archaeological groups and museums. The first cohort of students enrolled on the course in September 2015.

Hazel Sacco said: “It was great to see so many students show an interest in the Archaeology course. Seevic have a strong partnership with Coalhouse Fort Park and we are looking forward to teaching the students at Coalhouse Fort Park about landscape archaeology.”

Oliver Hutchinson said: “The CITiZAN project is proud to support Jamie and his team delivering an exciting, practical and interesting A-Level. The open day has been a fantastic opportunity to meet enthusiastic students and parents looking to study Archaeology.”

The Coalhouse Fort Project started in the 1980's to maintain, restore and promote Coalhouse Fort. This was used to protect England from the French invasion and was used again during WW1 and WW2 before being closed in 1956.

The CITiZAN project is part of the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA). CITiZAN focus on research and the community. The project delivers training to create a network of volunteers to try archaeological sites.

Seevic College offers the widest choice of A-Levels in South Essex. The Open Evening on 6 October saw over 1,000 parties visit the College – a record attendance.

Seevic College next Open Evening is Tuesday 24 November 5:30pm-8:00pm. Visitors have the chance to win two V Festival tickets by pre-booking their place at www.seevic-college.ac.uk

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