Education News | Local School Visit Salisbury Museum | Andover & VillagesPupils from St Michael’s Primary School in Figheldean, part of Salisbury Plain Academies, visited Salisbury Museum recently as part of their topic on the Stone Age.

The children attended a workshop run by the educational team at the museum where they learned about the Amesbury Archer and got the opportunity to handle artefacts over 3000 years old.

“It was an amazing experience for the children,” said Class teacher, Owena Archer. “All their learning about the Stone Age in the classroom was brought to life at the museum. The children particularly enjoyed seeing the remains of the Amesbury Archer and finding out that he had travelled across Europe to visit Stonehenge.”

Looking around the Wessex Gallery was pupil Dorothy’s favourite part of the day. “We found out lots of interesting facts about the Stone Age,” she said.

Fellow pupil Casey said, “‘I thought the skeletons were amazing.”

Photo caption: Pupils try on some Stone Age clothing.

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