Dig It at Flag Fen
KS2 school session at Flag Fen
£270 per group of up to 30 pupils
Covid update: We are unable to offer this session until further notice.
“The children thoroughly enjoyed the practical digging exercise. Many of the things covered were reinforcements for the learning and activities in the classroom.” (Teacher at Holme Court School)
“The involvement of the children and practical elements gave a perspective that is difficult to achieve in the classroom” (Teacher at Mareham Primary)
Flag Fen is recognised as the finest Bronze Age archaeological site in northern Europe. This ‘Dig It!’ day celebrates the role of Archaeology as a way of finding out about the past and understanding a different way of life. It links to topics covering historical periods from the Stone Age to Medieval times.
- Become an Archaeologist
- In our indoor simulated archaeological dig, pupils will use a variety of excavation tools and techniques to dig and record genuine archaeological finds.
- Learn about the role of Flag Fen as an Archaeological site
- Explore the full archaeological site with our knowledgeable guides and discover what the finds and the experimental archaeology tell us about how people lived in the past.
- Stories round the fire
- Get cosy in our Bronze Age roundhouse and enjoy a traditional prehistoric story (real fire optional).
National curriculum links: History, English, Science.
Participating in this ‘Dig It!’ day, pupils will:
- Develop a chronological understanding of the changes in Britain from the Bronze Age to Roman period.
- Gain historical understanding in relation to how we find out about the past through experimental archaeology and the use of primary sources.
- Understand historical concepts such as significance; continuity and change; cause and consequence and similarity and difference.
- Show an understanding that science is, and always has been used in the real world.
- Deduct statements and inferences from evidence.