Welcome to Dig-It

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Dig-it aims to give Key Stage (KS) 1 and 2 children direct experience of excavating artefacts in a realistic archaeological environment which supports KS 1 and 2 curriculum requirements.

We offer a real dig which can be taken into schools as well as our permanent dig sites  at Manor Farm in Horam, and The Hub, Quarry Farm in Bodiam. We provide a hands-on experience beginning with the children excavating artefacts, many original and dating back to Roman and Saxon times, in a structured archaeological environment, finds are then recorded and identified and put into the right historical context.

Our dig is under cover from the elements and our indoor learning zone allows the children to build their historical knowledge based on their finds and produce their own dig reports.

Both sites have cafes offering hot and cold food and drinks.

Toilet and washing facilities are available on both sites. There is extensive parking available at both sites. 

MEETING KEY STAGE 1 & 2 OBJECTIVES

To meet the requirement to learn through three British history studies, we have drawn on the National curriculum guidelines and focused our activities on Roman settlement and way of life, Anglo-Saxon incursion, and settlement and conversion to Christianity. We use Horam Manor's extensive collection of Victorian agricultural, light industrial and domestic collections to give children an insight and understanding of changes in work, transport and daily life during the Victorian period; and the remains of earlier Roman inhabitance at Bodiam.

Through excavation and interpretation, we aim to meet the objectives required within KS 1 & 2, allowing children to place events and objects in chronological order, to use common words and phrases relating to the passage of time, and to identify differences in ways of life at different times in history, all using key artefacts from the period.

We are CRB checked and fully insured. 

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