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Kit helps pupils enjoy monument

The pack aims to make learning about the monument fun

A new teaching kit has been produced to help children get more out of school visits to Avebury and surrounding monuments in Wiltshire.

The resource is aimed at key stage two and three pupils and includes on-site investigation sheets, puzzles and treasure hunts.

"The site is steeped in a rich and mysterious history," said Lucy Bradley, Education Manager for English Heritage.

"We want to encourage more schools to come to Avebury World Heritage Site."

The kit came about after last year's successful project at Silbury Hill to stabilise the ancient man-made mound.

"Pupils from two primary schools and a secondary school visited while the work was in progress," said Ms Bradley.

"The visit was such a success. It really helped the children to get an in-depth learning experience of the mysterious hill so we thought it would be great if we could create a Teacher's Kit which encourages active learning for visits to the whole World Heritage Site."

Avebury World Heritage Site is a Neolithic landscape which encompasses Avebury Stone Circle, West Kennet Long Barrow and Avenue, The Sanctuary, Windmill Hill and Silbury Hill.


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