Pulham Primary School children discover buried treasure in school grounds

Pupils at Pulham Primary School took part in an archaeological dig in the school field, which unveil

Pupils at Pulham Primary School took part in an archaeological dig in the school field, which unveiled some interesting finds. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Delving into the past, these primary schoolchildren unearthed some hidden treasures when they became archaeologists for the day.

Pupils at Pulham Primary School took part in an archaeological dig in the school field, which unveil

Pupils at Pulham Primary School took part in an archaeological dig in the school field, which unveiled some interesting finds. Bethany Crane with a hinge pivot. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The day was the culmination of a series of events in Pulham Primary School's heritage project, called Our Pulhams, Our Norfolk.

Led by Giles Emery of Norvic Archaeology, children from years five and six at the school carefully excavated test pits in the school's meadow.

Using tools and archaeological methods, the children found a number of items such as a crotel bell dating from the 16th or 17th century, pottery and even a Neolithic Bronze age flint.

Headteacher Simone Goddard said the children had 'the best day - they really loved the fact that they could do it themselves'.

Ollie Waters and Lewis kemp with some worked Flint. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

Ollie Waters and Lewis kemp with some worked Flint. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: Sonya Duncan


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Once excavated, the artefacts were taken away to be dated and are now on display in the school.

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Bethany Crane, Grace Frankland, teacher Carolyn Whittleton, Ollie Waters and Lewis Kemp with some of

Bethany Crane, Grace Frankland, teacher Carolyn Whittleton, Ollie Waters and Lewis Kemp with some of the finds. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Pupils at Pulham Primary School took part in an archaeological dig in the school field, which unveil

Pupils at Pulham Primary School took part in an archaeological dig in the school field, which unveiled some interesting finds. Grace Frankland with a Croatal bell. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Pupils at Pulham Primary School took part in an archaeological dig in the school field, which unveil

Pupils at Pulham Primary School took part in an archaeological dig in the school field, which unveiled some interesting finds. Grace Frankland with a Croatal Bell. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Pupils at Pulham Primary School took part in an archaeological dig in the school field, which unveil

Pupils at Pulham Primary School took part in an archaeological dig in the school field, which unveiled some interesting finds. A Croatal bell. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Pupils at Pulham Primary School took part in an archaeological dig in the school field, which unveil

Pupils at Pulham Primary School took part in an archaeological dig in the school field, which unveiled some interesting finds. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Pupils at Pulham Primary School took part in an archaeological dig in the school field, which unveil

Pupils at Pulham Primary School took part in an archaeological dig in the school field, which unveiled some interesting finds. Ollie Waters and Lewis Kemp with some worked Flint. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Pupils at Pulham Primary School took part in an archaeological dig in the school field, which unveil

Pupils at Pulham Primary School took part in an archaeological dig in the school field, which unveiled some interesting finds. Bethany Crane with a hinge pivot. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Pupils at Pulham Primary School took part in an archaeological dig in the school field, which unveil

Pupils at Pulham Primary School took part in an archaeological dig in the school field, which unveiled some interesting finds. A Croatal bell. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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