Yesterday afternoon Year 5 and 6 and Mrs Cole’s History Detectives had the privilege of visiting the Aylsham Roman Project at Woodgate Nursery. I use the word privilege because without a shadow of a doubt it was the most hands on school trip I have been involved with in ten years of teaching. We arrived shortly before midday and after a quick bite to eat for lunch the children were put to work by the wonderful volunteers. They thereafter worked solidly for around two and a half hours investigating the past. Many gems were unearthed, including a piece of an already discovered kiln by Brogan. I would like to extend thanks to Mrs Slater and Mrs Pooley in the kitchens for providing a hearty lunch. Mrs Cole and her friend Gemma for coming along and encouraging the children to investigate the past and get stuck in to the nitty gritty of dig life and all the volunteers and archaeologists present who were so helpful where the children and their finds were concerned. All in all, a superb afternoon. Roll on next June.