Inspired students dig into school site history

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Aspiring archaeologists are seizing the opportunity to get outside and explore at Broughton Manor Preparatory School this term.

The school is extending and before work could start on building new classrooms, the site needed to be excavated.

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Children from Years 3 to 6 got in on the action, putting their investigative skills to the test.

They noticed changes in the colour of the soil on site, and discovered an iron ditch - which fenced in a settlement – before handling Roman pottery found in the ditch.

Senior mistress, Charlotte Barker, said: “The most exciting find for the staff was a stone-age flint knife.

“The children found the discovery of iron-age animal bones the most exciting and had great fun handling them.

“Lot of learning has taken place on the site already, before our new classrooms have been built.”