The archaeology of the River Thames offers a wealth of opportunities to get young people thinking historically. Whether you’re teaching local history or looking for local inspiration for exploring themes such as changing landscape or migration we’d love to chat about how Thames Discovery Programme can support you to deliver lessons that engage and challenge your pupils.


We’re running a series of free walks for London teachers to give you the opportunity to meet us and see what the Thames has to offer and how you can incorporate it into your teaching. Together, we’ll explore the archaeology of the Thames at low tide and chat about ideas for using the Thames for supporting teaching of National Curriculum programmes of study. The walks will be led by Claire Harris, Senior Community Archaeologist – Schools and Young People.

If you’re interested in getting involved, we can work with you to identify the topics and themes that particularly interest you, and use our knowledge and expertise to help develop new resources and learning opportunities for your students.

Some of things that we’ll be able to offer your school include:

• Opportunities to visit the foreshore with a Thames Discovery Programme archaeologist.
• Classroom sessions led by a Thames Discovery Programme archaeologist.
• Loan boxes with finds and materials that relate the Thames to topics from the National Curriculum.
• Digital resources linked to National Curriculum learning outcomes, including video resources produced by and with pupils.


Walk dates:

Sunday 9 January 2022, 11:45 – City of London, Trig Lane Stairs
Sunday 23 January 2022, 10:15 – Deptford, Watergate Street

Interested in getting involved? Book a walk or get in touch


Part of our River Recoveries Project, made possible thanks to National Lottery players through the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and the support of Port of London Authority and CoLAT.