Ancient relics found at Southwater school

Castlewood School pupils at Fishbourne Roman Palace
Castlewood School pupils at Fishbourne Roman Palace

A bracelet, ring and various pieces of pottery have been found at a school in Southwater.

Students from Years 3 and 4 at Castlewood Primary School in the village have been focusing on Ancient Rome in their studies this term.

Mr Stallibrass, the school premises officer, thought he had discovered some Roman pottery while he was digging in the school’s vegetable garden so he asked the pupils to investigate further.

The children took part in an archaeological dig in the school grounds and discovered several Roman relics buried, including a bracelet, more pottery and a ring.

Inspired by these discoveries, the staff organised a visit to Fishbourne Roman Palace to help the boys and girls learn more about life in Roman times.

Deborah McMahon, Year 3 teacher, commented: “This active learning really enthused the children and they are producing some fantastic work as a result. Who knows what will be found next!”

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