Warminster school opens a real treasure chest
8:00pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in Latest News
Children from the Avenue Primary School and Child-ren’s Centre in Warminster had a remarkable find when an old chest was uncovered from a large hole in the middle of their playing fields.
Amid great excitement, pupils waited while the chest was brought to the surface and opened. All sorts of objects and artefacts spilled out from specific periods in history: a gas mask from the Second World War and some papyrus covered with Egyptian hieroglyphics were among the find.
Caroline Thomas, the new deputy head at the Avenue School, said: “We thought this would be a novel way of introducing this term’s general topic of Time Travellers.
“This is all part of our new and exciting curriculum and the chest of treasure provided the hook to engage children in their particular topic for the term. “Years 1 and 2 are studying The Plague, Years 5 & 6 the Second World War and Years 3 and 4 are learning about the Egyptians and visited the British Museum on Monday to further inspire and expand their learning.”
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