Mountain Class Trip to Hooke Court – Wednesday

On Wednesday morning, we started the day with a continental breakfast and then set off for our archaeological dig.

The tutor explained all about the local area and the work of historians and archaeologists in uncovering the past.

The children were divided into 13 teams and then set to work excavating an area of field.

After a while of digging furiously, the children started to uncover all kinds of treasures from the past!

Finally all of the finds had to be washed and sorted and then the children had to use the evidence they had uncovered to come up with theories about the site in the past. When the dig was finished, there was a little bit of time left to play on the adventure playground and have a quick game of Bingo before dinner!

In the evening we all visited the Hooke Court Long House for an evening of Anglo-Saxon crafts. We learnt how to weave and also made some Anglo-Saxon jewellery.

When we finally arrived back at our accommodation, there was just time for a slice of birthday cake and a cup of hot chocolate before bed.