This is a Heritage Lottery Funded Project with several, significant objectives:
- To search for more evidence of Icini and Roman heritage at Stonea Camp, near Manea. Working in conjunction with Oxford Archeology East.
- To hold two open days inviting children from local primary schools to attend a series of activities.
- To create a Heritage trivia app for smart phones. This app’ Koodos’ will be completed by the end of the project and then we hope to launch this in our next heritage project.
To work with young people to teach them how to create apps. This is a small group of young people who meet weekly to learn new skills.
The first open day was held on 21st April 2017, children from Cavalry, Burrowoor and Thomas Eaton enjoyed activities with Oxford Archaeology, Iron Age Lifestyle, Roman Cooking, the history of fire with Fenland Bushcraft and they did a variety of Iron Age fighting techniques. The children were supported by volunteers from 20Twenty and young people from Neale-Wade Academy. It was a great day.
The second open day was held on 22nd September 2017, a similar day however the focus was on the Roman period. Children from Burrowmoor, Cavalry and Upwell attended.
Over the two open days the children learnt so much from the re-enactors, the archeologists, the story tellers and from the Fenland Bushcraft team.
We also performed the Cavalry school theatre makers project at the site. The project had focused on the Celts through to the Saxons and we had a large TV set built where our ‘Did You Know’ reporters appeared through. Fabulous day, great performance.