Education and Outreach

Education and Outreach

Sea Scouts get hands on with real First World War artefacts

Public engagement has been at the heart of the Forgotten Wrecks project. Though a programm of school sessions, talks, public events and exhibitions, we have reached hundreds of thousands of people to raise the profile of the maritime First World War.

School Sessions, Talks, and Public Events

Over the last four years, the Forgotten Wrecks project has done:

If you'd like more information on sessions or talks for your school, group or club, please visit our Education and Outreach website.

See where we went:



Very worthwhile! Even better value as it was free! Not often you get something for nothing! We really liked the way you were able to focus on the SS Shirala. Keep doing what you do.” (Teacher, Rustington Primary School, West Sussex).

Our Year 1 and Year 2 children really enjoyed the session and retained most of the information- thank you.” (Teacher, East Allington Primary School, Devon).

“[Pupils] really enjoyed it, especially the year 7 and 8. MAT staff were really accommodating and adapted what they were doing for the different groups.” (Teacher, Penryn College, Cornwall).

Really inspired children who are often difficult to engage in their learning. All the children raving how about fun it was and how much they learned without knowing they were learning!” (Teacher, Bovey Tracey Primary School, Devon).

The children really enjoyed all the aspects of this visit. The staff were knowledgeable and it was child friendly. I also learnt loads.” (Teacher, Gurnard Primary School, Isle of Wight)

All year groups thoroughly enjoyed the visit and gained a great deal from it.” (Teacher, Queensgate Primary School, Isle of Wight).

An excellent session that was well planned to the needs of my class. They wanted longer to explore the bus! We were very impressed with the day and the children took a lot away with them from the visit. They are very interested in the topic and a few of them have since told me that they want to be maritime archaeologists!” (Teacher, Arreton St George's Primary School, Isle of Wight).

Jasmine, Steve and Helen were incredibly enthusiastic and accommodating. The expertise and support they provided for the students was brilliant and the students learnt a lot about maritime archaeology, the war at sea and how to use online research and archives. The students were also extremely proud to get involved with an important local/national project.” (Teacher, Upper Shirley High, Southampton).

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