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Re: New stone erected in the Kennet Avenue!
Jul 31, 2011, 17:06
Sanctuary wrote:
Littlestone wrote:
...but only for the day. This is a nice little story -

“...the idea of the project was to show children that history did not start with the Romans, Anglo Saxons and Vikings, as history books sometimes depict, but much earlier with the people who built the great monuments like Avebury, Silbury Hill and Stonehenge more than 4,000 years ago.

“Under Mrs Swanton’s guidance children from St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Swindon built an exact replica of one of the buried stones in the Kennett Avenue and used their paper-covered chicken wire “stone” to fill in one of the gaps in the avenue – but just for one day.”

More here - http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/9165931.Youngsters_build_on_pre_history_at_Avebury/

Good for them. It looked like a 'female' stone...I hope its opposite number was one of the boys to keep the story alive!! :D

Yes a nice little story - I'm all for engaging the children of Swindon in the rich archaeological heritage of the county they live in; particularly as in this case it is a church school.
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