Thanks to generous funding from COLAT, MOLA provided hands-on archaeological sessions for 12 primary schools in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. The sessions were designed to develop skills outlined in the National Curriculum, for Key Stage 1-2 pupils, aged 5-11.

Sessions were available for groups of up to 30 children and lasted 45 minutes each, allowing for a maximum of six sessions per school. 

Led by our Community Archaeologists, children were able to get their hands dirty, uncovering real archaeological objects from dig boxes, using child-friendly sand. The students then drew and recorded the objects using archaeological tools.

Activities included: placing objects in chronological order, identifying differences between ways of life at different times, and finding out about the past from a range of sources.

Considering the objects they found, the children explored the history of their local area and finished the sessions with an understanding of what archaeology can tell them about people’s lives in the past.

Our experienced, DBS checked, Community Archaeologists provided all resources for the sessions, which took place at the school.

If you are interested in discussing opportunities for future archaeology sessions in schools, please contact contact our Engagement Team

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