Are you a teacher or lecturer wanting to bring a group of students to Orkney? Are you an archaeologist (or student!) needing a professional insight to the sites of Orkney? Do you need some assistance, such as a contact in Orkney to make recommendations for somewhere to stay and to check opening times? Perhaps someone to assist with your risk assessments or itinerary planning? Someone who can save you the cost and time of a preliminary planning visit?
Or can you not afford to get to Orkney but you'd appreciate a study pack of Orkney sites - perhaps with themes, plans and photographs?
As stated, Helen has degrees from top British universities in archaeology (University of Winchester BSc (Hons) First Class, University of Southampton MSc with Distinction) and her specialist area of interest is religion and ritual in the prehistoric British Isles.
Helen has over 10 years experience of teaching archaeology (University of Portsmouth Post-Graduate Certificate of Education) and was an Assistant Examiner for AQA AS Archaeology for 8 years, as well as being awarded "outstanding" by OFSTED for her teaching.
In addition, since moving to Orkney, Helen has taught evening classes in archaeology, has worked as a steward providing tours at Maeshowe, as an Assistant Custodian at Orkney Museum, and as a relief Custodian at Corrigall and Kirbister Farm Museums, plus has facilitated Digging up the Past at the Ness of Brodgar excavation.
Helen and Mark are fully insured through the Scottish Tourist Guides Association to guide students who are aged 16 or over. If you have an AS or A level class, a Further Education, under-graduate or post-graduate group who are studying Orkney's archaeology - we can help!
Please contact us to enquire further, stating what you need - educational groups are charged at a discounted rate.
As a requirement of their past employments, Helen and Mark have both had CRB and Disclosure Scotland tests carried out on them at enhanced level in the previous 9 years and were cleared then to work in education and health-care respectively. Since then, the naughtiest thing that either of them have done is to return the occasional library book back late.
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