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What an appropriate name Peeling Back the Layers turned out to be – with so many layers of archaeology and history uncovered at Whitle Farm. One of the great joys of my role as a heritage interpreter is the invitation to visit schools to witness and support young people’s enthusiasm for archaeology and heritage. For..

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The beginning of November saw Georgia with poet Matt Black  in Athersley, Barnsley, for 3 schools workshops. Our sessions were the culmination of a 4-part series of visits in each school. To introduce archaeology, dig testpits, discuss the analysed finds and what they might reveal about each school site’s past, and finally to engage the..

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Poet Matt Black was inspired by the Athersley students to create this archaeology poem. Thank you Matt!   As the trowel works down through layers I love the pleasure of sifting through the crumbly soil so carefully – actually, you don’t really dig, you scrape, so you don’t miss, or damage, the fragile treasure. Look,..

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After a consultation with The Higgins Bedford’s Saturday Archaeology Workshop group, inHeritage created a suite of heritage-themed downloadable family activities for Bedford River Valley Park. History Explorers is a set of downloadable explorer sheets, designed to be used with the reconstruction images on the visitor panels we created for the park. Other downloadable activities include..

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WWI Soldiers’ Lives, Thurnscoe, Rotherham A recent HLF Sharing Heritage-funded project took me deep into the online archives tracking down Thurnscoe men who served in World War I. Jacqui Shaw of The Hill Primary Academy, Thurnscoe wanted to give her students a taste of historical research from primary source archive documents. With inHeritage’s support, Jacqui..

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In October I was privileged to visit The Higgins, Bedford, before spending a morning with members of the Saturday Archaeology Workshops group.

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This summer’s Children’s Media Conference was, as ever, a busy exciting conference. Where else would I fall into casual conversation with the former chief exec of EuroDisney channel, now commissioning TV channels across 100 countries? Or rub shoulders with BBC commissioners, meet James Huggins of Made in Me, a family-based story App designer dedicated to..