07 December 2016

Talbot Woods children embrace archaeology activity


Bright Horizons Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Preschool in Poole have partnered with the Department of Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Science at Bournemouth University to explore that area of study further, after the nursery children had sparked an interest in skeletons.

A lecturer and a student from the university arrived at the nursery to assist the children in an archaeology dig outside. The children were provided with the necessary resources to find a selection of bones, which they then matched up with diagrams to further their knowledge.

“Taking their interest further with this we have linked with another biological anthropology lecturer at the university to visit the zoo archaeology lab, looking at whole replica skeletons of animals and humans,” said Nursery Manager Jane Gordon. “We are currently in the process of making a children’s risk assessment with continued help from Candy Floss (health and safety mascot) to ensure we are all keeping safe during our new adventure.”