22 March 2012

West Bromwich Manor House - Schools

We are now just over half-way through an exhausting but very rewarding week with some local schools. Each day is slightly different, but all of the pupils get to try their hand at excavation, finds processing and landscape archaeology, with a bit of historic building analysis and artefact studies thrown in as well.

We have developed a structured learning programme which includes elements of the archaeological recording process as well as simply 'digging holes'. Here the pupils are filling in context sheets.

Although digging seems to have been the most popular activity, most of the children have also enjoyed washing the pottery and sticking bits together - as well as producing some excellent drawings.

These are just a few of photos from the last few days - a full report will be added when we have got to the end of the week!

Many thanks to our volunteers - Sohail, Helen and Linda - who have provided excellent training support during this extremely busy week.

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