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North Ridge Community School Anglo-Saxon Day

On October 20th, Wessex Archaeology North's Jess Irwin and Alix Sperr visited the North Ridge Community School, in Adwick-le-Street, Doncaster, to help it celebrate its links with the Anglo-Saxons who used live in this part of Yorkshire. North Ridge Community School caters for pupils with severe learning difficulties, with some pupils having additional needs. The school intake spans preschool up to the sixth form (aged 3 to 19) and it currently has around 120 pupils. 
The present school was built in 2008, and an archaeological excavation undertaken prior to its construction identified a small Anglo-Saxon cemetery, dating to the late 7th to late 8th century. So the School invited Wessex Archaeology along to help bring the period to life. All the pupils had the chance to take part in a range of activities, including pottery making, handling Anglo-Saxon objects, exploring Anglo-Saxon houses, dressing up and discovering what Anglo-Saxon graves looked like. There was also an opportunity to have a go at excavating real archaeological finds from a sand pit. 
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By Alexandra Grassam, Senior Heritage Consultant


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