Local primary and secondary schools have helped us to peel back the layers.
Pupils from Y9 at Buxton Community School and the ‘Skills for Life Group’ from St Thomas More’s School, Buxton came to Under Whitle to work with the archaeologists to undertake archaeological surveys in March 2016 and returned to excavate over three weeks in June and July, 2016.
They were joined by pupils from primary schools in Hartington, Monyash, Biggin, Elton, Longnor (St Bartholomew’s), Earl Sterndale, Hollinsclough, Blackshaw Moor, Fenny Bentley (Fitzherbert’s) and Warslow (Manifold Academy), alongside three work experience student (Y10s) from Lady Manners School, Bakewell. They explored the trenches getting their hands dirty and learned how to process and record archaeological finds.
Look at our blog in News From the Trenches where you can find out what they got up to.
Pupils told us what they thought by completing our online survey:
Did you dig it?