Requested Archaeology Talk Well Received



Rachel Wood from Fusion’s HERDS (Historical Environment Research Delivery Strategy)Team has given a talk on archaeology to sixth form students at Akeley Wood School in Buckinghamshire in response to an approach made to HS2 by the school’s history teacher.

The teacher was keen to receive more information about the relics found at the St Mary’s Church site in Stoke Mandeville. After the request was passed to Fusion, Rachel did the honours and her talk was gratefully received by the students.

Sarah Jones, Akeley Wood’s Head of History and Politics, said in response: “Thank you so very much for your archaeology talk this morning. We really appreciated it. It was absolutely fascinating to see what’s been found so far but also the incredible dedication and commitment that is going into the archaeological project. All the students loved it – we had extra students come and staff too because of genuine interest. It really has been the highlight of their term! You’ve truly inspired them to keep thinking and questioning historical evidence.”

Becky Tranter, Fusion’s Skills and Employment Manager, added: “It was great to hear Rachel talk not only about the role of archaeologists, but also the work that is going on in an area that is relevant to them.

“We plan on following this us with a careers talk to some of the younger students in the New Year.”