West Stow, the Anglo-Saxon village
The eagerly anticipated trip to West Stow took place on Thursday and all the children were very excited. They maintained their enthusiasm all the way there, in spite of the long coach journey.
First they were welcomed by the staff who explained how West Stow had been discovered and then reconstucted to look as similar as possible to how it might have really looked in Anglo-Saxon times.
They explored the houses and some of the artefacts inside these, recognising many as a result of the learning we have been doing in school. They enjoyed dressing up in Anglo-Saxon clothing ("Itchy!" was the consensus) and trying on the replica Sutton Hoo helmet ("It is very heavy!" reported Miss Jeffery). The museum was full of genuine artefacts, discovered by archaeologists in the area.