History teacher, High School, Dorset: "I have used far more archaeological techniques in history skills lessons and PLTS focused lessons. Students enjoy it in particular as we are much more active. I did the shipwreck style lesson. I enjoy it as much if not more than they do!

We are developing our schemes for KS3 and I am trying to include more maritime history of Poole and shipwrecks. I am developing this around Brownsea island/pirates and the merchants of Poole."

History/Geography Co-ordinator, Primary School, Hampshire: "We have just completed a topic called 'Hidden Treasures' where we were able to draw on some on some of the ideas from the course.

We started with a 'hook' day where we had different activities for the chance to try (a bit like as you guys demoed on the course!) with dressing up in diving gear, looking at the CD-Roms/books/resources from the course, looking at some ship wreck artefacts, maps and photos of ships, match up activities, etc.

We then moved into looking at marine archaeology  through the idea of 'time capsules'. Each teacher planned and prepared resources for a different sailor throughout history and the children used the clues from the 'time capsules' to find out who it was."

History teacher, Secondary School, Sussex: "I thought it was basically excellent from start to finish. If you are thinking of running the workshop again, I think it would be a good idea to focus on the science and geography departments - they are generally looking for interesting ways of presenting ideas that the children find unusual and exciting. I know that at my school, I have colleagues in both departments who would be very excited about attending the workshop. If you are running it again this year, let me know and I'll pass that on to them.

Overall - I think that the workshop was an excellent idea and it has certainly made an impact at CNCS - unfortunately, the nature of secondary teaching is that we are so restricted by the national curriculum, exam teaching requirements etc., it is very difficult for us to teach the children anything interesting. Our fault, not yours."