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Meonstoke School Heritage Day

 
Sue Nelson represented Wessex Archaeology at a Saxon Heritage Day at Meonstoke School on Thursday May 9th. This is the fourth year the event has been held and was enjoyed greatly by children, staff and visitors alike. Sue was involved, alongside Robin Iles of Winchester Museums Service, with engaging the children in a number of archaeological activities. The pupils dug for artefacts buried in a sand-pit, identified the materials of which they were made, learnt what different parts of an animal skeleton looked like and reconstructed a broken plate in jigsaw fashion.
 

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The day culminated in the children re-enacting the Battles of Stamford Bridge and Hastings with great gusto!
 

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This event now forms part of a wider project looking at the presence of the Saxons in the Meon Valley  in which Wessex Archaeology will be further involved in the coming year.
 
 
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