Pulham Primary School children discover buried treasure in school grounds
- Credit: Sonya Duncan
Delving into the past, these primary schoolchildren unearthed some hidden treasures when they became archaeologists for the day.
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'.
Once excavated, the artefacts were taken away to be dated and are now on display in the school.
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