Conway Centres - Burwardsley

Date: 8th Mar 2018 @ 4:51pm

We had the most amazing day at Burwardsley.

We arrived at 10.30am and were welcomed immediately by John. He invited us into teh indoor classroom for a biscuit and drink and introduced himself and told us a little about the centre and our day ahead. 

First we went into a museum room where John showed us lots of different tools from the Iron Age, He expalined what the role of each tool was and we were able to have a go ourseleves. John was very impressed with our knowledge of flint knapping and some of us even managed to make a spark using iron and flint!

Next we crossed the field and delved into a replica Iron Age stone house. John told us all sorts of inforamtion about how the houses wre built and how people in the Iron Age lived. We learnt some very interesting facts.

In the afternoon we have the opporuntity to take part in two craft activities which children of Iron Age would have done in their everyday lives. We made clay coil pots and our own string which we made into bracelets. 

Finally we took part in our very own archeologial dig! we us trowels and bushes and dug carefully to see if we could find any relics. We were astounded by what we found: bits of bronze, spear heads, weights, bones of animals, blades, farming tools!

What a fantastic experience!


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