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Marsh Award for engaging education with children
Marsh Archaeology Award 2009

In 2009 the Marsh Archaeology Award will be given to an individual working in the UK, in order to recognise and promote high quality and engaging education work being carried out in the last two years to pass on archaeological knowledge and understanding about our cultural heritage to young people (under 1:face-thinks:.

There will be one Award winner, who will receive ?1,000 to be used as they see fit. Other nominated individuals may be deemed highly commended by the judges if appropriate, but will receive no financial reward.

To download the further details or make a nomination for the 2009 Award, visit:

Nominations must be submitted by midday on 17 July, with the short-list and Award winners announced by the CBA later in 2009.

The Marsh Archaeology Award is awarded by the CBA in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust.

The 2007 Award winners and entries can be viewed on the CBA's Community Archaeology Forum:

Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.
Mohandas Gandhi
For really I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he
Thomas Rainborough 1647
Good stuff - I think any award given to someone who can actually engage kids with archaeology is well-deserved. I have tried to get my own two little [fill in adjective of choice] interested for a couple of years now, and its bloody hard work.

I'll break 'em in yet, though - they'll not defeat me [bit of Vincent Price hysterical laughter there].

On that topic, much as I disliked the recent, and now-dead, BBC Robin Hood series, it has helped in bringing castles to life for my little boy (like Robin of Sherwood did for me) - more than I've been able to do. Sobering thought, that!

Quote:quote:I have tried to get my own two little [fill in adjective of choice] interested for a couple of years now, and its bloody hard work.

But they're the ones that'll be paying for your care home. Shouldn't you be encouraging them into something more remunerative? Architecture pays quite well if you get on, and it sounds almost the same.

It could make the difference between a smartly-uniformed sunny-dispositioned manicured twenty-five year old nurse, and a bristle-chinned hairy-knuckled sausage-fingered matron in brogues...

(er... sorry... I now return you to your original topic...)
OOh - nurses[:p]

I'm not bothered about them working as archaeologists - just having an interest - selfish reason really, to stop them whinging when they get dragged round old ruins on holiday.


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