…not this week!
Allendale Primary School spent the day at Dukesfield Arches today, working alongside the stonemasons, archaeologists, and volunteers on a range of heritage and arts based activities.
Getting entrenched in the archaeology:
Making technical drawings of the excavations:
Helping rebuild the Leat wall using traditional lime mortar:
Writing haiku poetry about the arches then and now:
Sketching their inspiration for their entries into the Allendale Agricultural Show:
And exploring perspective and focus using the camera obscura:
From the comments afterwards, the archaeologists, stone masons and volunteers enjoyed it just as much as the children. What a great day!