On Saturday 29th March 2014 Wessex Archaeology (WA) supported Peter Symonds College in Winchester at their archaeology open weekend.
The college has been undertaking its own archaeological investigations, excavating a number of small test pits around the school field. The project, co-ordinated by Steve Jarvis, aims to give the students a chance to discover archaeology and learn a range of new skills.
The open weekend provided local residents with the chance to view the excavation, take part in hands-on activities and speak to archaeologists from both WA and the society for Winchester archaeology and local history (WARG). The event was a huge success with over 120 visitors, and plans for next year’s project are already underway!