Bringing the past to life


A day of archaeology was enjoyed by students of Alfreton Park Community Special School last month.

The day was organised by Kathryn Spencer who recently launched Archaeology Alive.

The company specialises in providing hands on archaeology and history activities for young people with additional needs.

An exciting day of hunting for treasure involved using a metal detector, digging for artefacts and reconstructing pottery.

To give students an added insight of history and how people lived and worked, they were also able to try their hands at a number of crafts.

The students made a mini shield, had a go at weaving with a hand loom, created a coil pot and made Bronze Age and Viking pendants.

Assistant headteacher Vanessa Fessey said: “ The students enjoyed it.”

l Tom Jones carefully uncovers treasure.