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Whitnash children get a taste of Anglo Saxon life at Warwick museum

St Margaret's Primary School teachers with pupils Oscar Twomey, nine, and Niamh Mcdonnell, eight, as Anglo Saxons for the day.

St Margaret's Primary School teachers with pupils Oscar Twomey, nine, and Niamh Mcdonnell, eight, as Anglo Saxons for the day.

Pupils at St Margaret’s Primary School in Whitnash took on the guises of archeologists and Anglo Saxons during a recent visit to Priory House in Warwick.

They conducted an indoor ‘excavation’ and examined real artefacts from the Anglo Saxon period, reconstructed some pottery items, created their own Anglo Saxon-style brooches and decorated them with their own unique patterns. The children were also told tales from the Old English epic poem Beowulf - widely considered to be one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature - while wearing their brooches and sitting around a campfire.

 

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