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Ancient Investigations

Year 3 Visit Butser Ancient Farm

The Year 3 girls had a fascinating trip to Butser Ancient Farm in Sussex – a unique experimental archaeological site, nestled into the rolling South Downs National Park. This ancient farm displays Iron Age buildings based on real sites, crops from prehistory and rare breeds of animals.

The girls enjoyed a full programme of special events and workshops – such as making a coracle, learning about Roman cooking and designing mosaics.  The girls also tried their hand at an archaeological dig, and found a few roman and celtic remnants deep within the soil It was an interesting and educational excursion, and here are a few comments from the girls about the trip:

"I loved Butser Farm becuase it was fun and exciting.  I would love to come back.  My favourite activity was digging to find interesitng things."  Eleanor Harrison

“I learnt that the Romans did not only have one god, but loads!  There were realistic huts that looked like they were made in the iron age.”  Xandi Lees

“I liked Butser Farm because it was surrounded by trees and hills and it had lots of open space.  I liked seeing the replica of a celtic hut.” Grace Goold

“I liked the view.  I liked the lunch.  I liked the huts. I liked everything!”  Miila England