Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Strange Goings-on

This week a strange boat appeared near the moorings. It's a Saxon Longboat and it will be here for the rest of the spring term as part of an inventive cross-curriculum education programme being offered at Paxton by the Wildlife Trust. Elsewhere on the reserve you might come across other odd's and ends, including a large "sandpit" which is a temporary archaeological dig. Clues found in the ground will help to unravel the story of settlement along the Ouse Valley in early Christian times. As part of the same programme, students will be looking at animal (especially bird) migration and movement.

I am really pleased to see more children using our fantastic resource for education purposes, especially at this time of the year when we usually see no schools. It's also rewarding to see teachers taking the opportunity to get children out of the classroom to study the wider curriculum, not just sport or biology.