Hollinsclough is a very small village school which has opened its doors to home educators and their families every other Friday. The workshops were carried out over two of these Fridays with children ranging from 4 to 14 years.
We considered stratigraphy, the Law of Superposition, tried out archaeological tools, and excavated artefacts ranging from Neolithic scrapers and Roman mortaria to recent door numbers.
We washed what we had found and recorded details about them on forms, took photographs and made drawings. We also considered Bronze Age beakers and ended by making our own reconstructions.
(Mr Malbon, Hollinsclough Primary School)