Attention Schools, Parents, Pupils ---- Has your school registered yet for "Dig It???"

Posted: 02.07.17

"Dig It" is a great programme of activities to help schoolchildren of all ages understand how we know about the past. If your school has not yet enrolled you need to do so ASAP!

                                               DIG IT

                     How We Know what we know About the Past

       Has your school registered for a fun learning experience?



This September and October children in our local schools can learn about the amazing archaeology of our area with lots of hands-on educational activities. From Stone Age to Modern times pupils can take a look at some of our key archaeological sites and discover how people lived, worked and played in Northumberland over the past 10,000 years.
Exhibits and activities will include-
  •     Aerial photographs of key sites with relevant artefacts and information
  •     Maps and directions of how to access the actual sites
  •     Supervised digs using dig boxes where you can
  •     Be an archaeologist for an hour and learn how to dig and catalogue your finds
  •     Reconstruct pots from shards and bones from fragments
  •     Handle and identify tools and artefacts
  •     Dress in costumes from the different ages
  •     Learn how archaeologists work and how they find out about the past
  •     Experience the interior of a Roundhouse
  •     Visit sites using virtual reality
  •     Model of Harbotttle Castle and other significant archaeological finds 
School visits to the Bailiffgate gallery can be arranged and can include associated hands-on activities and simulated dig sessions.
Further information will be sent in early September but we advise you to book your school's place as soon as possible via: 
      Vivien Kay on 01665 605847 or