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“Archaeology Day was awesome, inspiring and amazing!”

This was the conclusion of the girls at Northampton High School!

Let me tell you a little more about it…

Thursday 14th November saw me and fellow archaeologist Ian, travelling down to Northampton to deliver an Archaeology day to KS1 and KS2 pupils at Northampton High School. (Ian also happens to be my husband – for those of you who didn’t know).

Despite the dreaded traffic on the M1 and an accident near Watford Gap attempting to scupper our efforts to get there, we were able to deliver a day full of archaeological activities to a school full of eager youngsters.

With Ian safely ensconced in the school hall directing excavations of ‘trenches’ containing artefacts of various periods, I conducted pottery experiments.  The younger classes and I did as the Romans did and tried our hands at making Samian ware moulds, whilst the older girls tried out different ways of making Early Bronze Age beaker pottery.  The results, I must say, were fantastic, and showed how much care and attention the girls put into the task.

Alongside these workshops, activities were provided for teachers to use in the classrooms. These included 3D Jigsaws, Archaeology is Rubbish, Stratigraphy, Story Bags, Human Timeline and Typology/Sorting activities.

We received a wonderfully warm welcome from all the staff and children at the school.  The girls were full of enthusiasm, yet perfectly behaved, and we would like to thank them for making the day thoroughly enjoyable.


If you are interested in any of the activities above, or in having your own archaeology day and would like to know more.  Please get in touch!  Call me on 07971558505 or email me at  I’ll be happy to answer any questions.


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