Community archaeology project in Camberwell Library with local school

School workshops at Camberwell Library

Project partner: 
Southwark Council
Date: 
2013

Schoolchildren from Comber Grove Primary School, in Southwark, took part in a week of interactive lessons with archaeologists from MOLA. Our archaeologists shared their experience and knowledge of Roman and Victorian archaeology from the local area in hands-on workshops at Camberwell Library.

A teacher from Comber Grove Primary School said: “I loved that it was hands on…makes history more approachable for the children”

Students were asked to consider what archaeology is, encouraged to talk about and interpret the context of local historical events and using historical maps of the area, locate local landmarks. The children were also given an opportunity to excavate Roman and Victorian artefacts from dig boxes. Two special objects were then chosen by the schoolchildren, which they went on to date, record and draw. Other activities organised for the pupils at the library included glass window painting and Victorian hat making.

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