MP joins youngsters at Ely Museum

PUBLISHED: 17:24 26 February 2007 | UPDATED: 13:51 04 May 2010

Penny and Alex are joined by Bill Tate of Regia Anglorum, Mp Jim Paice and Ely Museum education officer Sally Austin.
Photo: IAN RAY

Penny and Alex are joined by Bill Tate of Regia Anglorum, Mp Jim Paice and Ely Museum education officer Sally Austin. Photo: IAN RAY

JIM Paice MP joined 90 youngsters at Ely Museum to find out about the district s Anglo-Saxon heritage. The south-east Cambridgeshire MP spoke with trustees and met the museum s new educational officer, Sally Austin, who is funded by a heritage lottery gr

JIM Paice MP joined 90 youngsters at Ely Museum to find out about the district's Anglo-Saxon heritage.

The south-east Cambridgeshire MP spoke with trustees and met the museum's new educational officer, Sally Austin, who is funded by a heritage lottery grant.

Children from Ely St Mary's Junior School were at the museum for a day of role play, drama and a hands-on workshop to give them a snapshot of Anglo-Saxon life.

Mr Paice said: "It is very important that children learn about local history - there is a big public debate at the moment about how we bring up our children and part of that is giving them a sense of belonging and local history is a big part of that."

Robert Clasby, Ely Museum's chairman of trustees, said: "The day was made possible by support from MLA East of England, who provide funding to help museums and schools work together, and would not have been possible without the wonderful support of local members of Regia Anglorum Re-enactment Society.

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