The Place Where We Stand is phase 4 of MUD, an interdisciplinary educational project exploring the histories woven into the fabric of our buildings, our memories and the earth beneath our feet. After a very successful project @ St Matthew school, it is now ready to be developed in other primary and secondary schools in and around Cambridge.


St Matthew’ s Primary School premises have been in redevelopment and The Place Where We Stand draws on the discovery of human remains at the school by builders on Halloween 2012. 13 human remains dating from 1837 were excavated. The findings of Oxford Archaeology East’s analysis of the site indicate non-conformist burials.


To communicate and explore the nature of this discovery, a series of workshops were planned that engaged all year groups within the school, using an interdisciplinary approach throughout. Specialists in subjects included archaeology, history and music. The Place Were We Stand  @ St Matthew's culminated with a final public performance in the school grounds involving the children and wider school community. It took place in March 2018


YOU CAN NOW BOOK  The Place Were We Stand in your primary or secondary school.


To find out more about the project, please

Read our PDF here


Watch the project video here


Listen to BBC radio



The Place Where We Stand is a collaboration between Access Archaeology, EPOC, Oxford Archaeology East, St Matthew' s Primary School and 30 Bird.