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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie F,S,A,
SWAAG News Archive
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A visit from Reeth School
SWAAG members were delighted to welcome pupils of Reeth School on site today. Eighteen children walked up to The Hagg for a morning of hands-on learning activities. After a site tour with Philip Bastow they joined him in the finds tent for a look at this year's finds and a discussion about life in Swaledale two thousand years ago.
The children then took part in three group activities. One of our star finds this year is the lead spindle whorl, so member Christine Wallace, who is a talented textile artist, demonstrated its use on a drop spindle. They interviewed three of our wonderful Newcastle students, Sophia, Connie and Adam, about studying for a degree in Archaeology. Finally they had a go at digging their own test pit. The children were enthusiastic about their experience. Head teacher Gordon Stainsby said that this will make a great start to their topic on Romans which starts in September.
The fabulous Delyth, who brought cake, and the very wonderful Jane Sammells who supported our school activities today. Heroes! Reeth School enjoy a tour of the site
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Interviewing Newcastle students Textile superstar Christine in action
News Record: 91     Updated: 18-07-2019 17:05:42