JBA archaeology team share discoveries with pupils at East Yorkshire primary school

Archaeology and Heritage Consultant, Matt Amy recently joined the Environment Agency and members of the York Archaeology team at Patrington Primary Church of England Academy, to share a series of exciting archaeological discoveries from the Outstrays to Skeffling Managed Realignment scheme.

Written by Matt Amy | Archaeology and Heritage Consultant

Engagement event for primary school students

The Environment Agency organised an engagement event at the primary school to give them an insight into this project. Our team were very pleased to take part, and to highlight how the project was helping to protect homes from flooding, create wildlife areas and record key archaeological and heritage assets.

As well as learning about how archaeology is studied and why it’s important, the Year 4 class had the opportunity to try their hand at excavating and recording archaeology themselves. Using sandboxes and real examples of pottery they were able to see in practice how we excavate, record, and learn from our finds.

Finally, the children discovered what can be learnt about climate change through archaeological records, how the Romans and medieval people adapted to changing sea levels and what we’re doing today to reduce its impact.

Outstrays to Skeffling Managed Realignment scheme

Running along a section of the northern bank of the Humber, this scheme has seen our heritage team working alongside JBA Bentley. To provide a range of services, advice, and management for the protection and mitigation of archaeological and heritage assets within the scheme’s boundaries.
Located approximately two miles north-west of the scheme boundaries, Patrington Primary Church of England Academy is at the heart of one of the communities impacted by the scheme – meaning both pupils and their families are familiar with the project.

“The learning by all students of a vastly mixed ability class was superb and they were able to explain many different aspects of the workshops. The supplementation to our geography and history curriculum was invaluable and the class will remember this for a long time. It even has inspired some children to say that they want to be archaeologists.”

Mr Baldwin, Year 4 class teach, Patrington Primary Church of England Academy.

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Want to know more?

For more information about the services provided by the JBA Heritage team over the course of the Outstrays to Skeffling Managed Realignment scheme, please contact Matt Amy. You can read more about the project here.


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