Monday, 23 February 2015
Sutton Hoo Visit
Following a relaxing half-term break, we set out this morning, a group of budding archaeologists, to sample the exciting Anglo-Saxon discoveries at Sutton Hoo. The children began by exploring the exhibition room where they saw a replica of the famous helmet, learnt how to write in runes and even got a chance to dress up in costume.
From there, we went on to examine the burial mound, where we found out about the last resting place of the king of all the Angles, Raedwald.
After lunch the children got hands on with history, handling a range of artefacts and using their archaeological skills to work out what they might have been used for.
To round off the day, we let off steam in the adventure playground. It was a fabulous day, with lots of learning and even more fun. Thank you to The National Trust and their super volunteers for opening the site especially for us.