Soham school children dig in to times gone by

PUBLISHED: 14:33 06 July 2015 | UPDATED: 14:33 06 July 2015

A team from the University of Cambridge working in Weatherall's Primary School on an investigation into Soham's past to respond to the students' conceptualisation of time and their interest in their own village. Dr Richard Irvine and Dr Elsa Lee with pupils from Weatheralls primary school, soham. Picture: Steve Williams.

A team from the University of Cambridge working in Weatherall's Primary School on an investigation into Soham's past to respond to the students' conceptualisation of time and their interest in their own village. Dr Richard Irvine and Dr Elsa Lee with pupils from Weatheralls primary school, soham. Picture: Steve Williams.

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Pupils at Soham's Weatheralls School spent three days digging up the past as part of lessons on understanding time.

A team from the University of Cambridge working in Weatherall's Primary School on an investigation into Soham's past to respond to the students' conceptualisation of time and their interest in their own village. Amateur archeaologist, Alan Hunter with pupils from Weatheralls primary school, soham. Picture: Steve Williams.A team from the University of Cambridge working in Weatherall's Primary School on an investigation into Soham's past to respond to the students' conceptualisation of time and their interest in their own village. Amateur archeaologist, Alan Hunter with pupils from Weatheralls primary school, soham. Picture: Steve Williams.

Archaeologists from Cambridge University spent three days working with children in Yr 3 in a test trench in the school grounds. During the dig they unearthed roofing material, glass, pieces of pottery and a clay pipe.

Dr Elsa Lee explained: “We didn’t expect to find anything spectacular, the idea was to try to help the children to grasp the concept of time.”

Pupils are this week working with an artist to an exhibition on their findings.

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