Pupils dig for Roman treasures
Pupils from a West Suffolk primary school will become archaeologists for the day when they help to dig for Roman treasures on a site being developed for affordable homes.
Havebury Housing Partnership has submitted planning permission for 35 new homes on land adjoining the former Erskine Lodge site in Pipistrelle Way, Great Whelnetham.
Contractors from Allen Archaeology have already uncovered fascinating Roman treasures including brooches and coins on the site.
Now Year Five and Six pupils from Great Whelnetham Primary School have been invited to join the dig, to give them an insight into the work of archaeologists and how it helps to interpret the history of their village.
Kate Leszczyszyn, project manager for Havebury Housing, said: "We are excited by the Roman finds on the site and are keen to share them with the local community. As well as our school visitors, we are opening up the site to volunteers from the village and neighbouring areas to assist our archaeologists with the dig on 1 August.
"We are working closely with Suffolk Archaeological Service and will be donating all the treasures we uncover for educational use and display in local museums."
Members of the public interested in volunteering their time to assist the archaeologists on site on Wednesday 1 August are asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to book a slot. This opportunity is open to anyone aged over 16.