School pupils discover Iron Age at Woodbury Castle

PUBLISHED: 06:30 29 October 2017

Children from Woodbury Primary School being told what Woodbury Castle is

Children from Woodbury Primary School being told what Woodbury Castle is

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Children from Woodbury Primary School visited Woodbury Castle to discover about the link between the monument and the Iron Age.

Children from Woodbury Primary School scatter grass seeds at Woodbury CastleChildren from Woodbury Primary School scatter grass seeds at Woodbury Castle

Children from Woodbury Primary School were given the opportunity to take an active role in the restoration of a historic monument.

The Pebblebed Health Conservation Trust welcomed pupils from the village school to visit Woodbury Castle to learn about the Iron Age.

Youngsters, who have been studying that period of history at school, were able to take part in the restoration process being undertaken by the trust.

Kate Ponting, countryside learning officer, helped the pupils ‘bring the past to life’.

Kim Strawbridge, site manager for the heaths, then brought the youngsters back to the present and explained the importance of the monument and the why the current work is necessary.

The pupils were also able to walk on the newly created steps and scatter some grass seed to encourage ground vegetation and minimise further erosion.

School groups wanting to visit the castle or other areas of the heath are encouraged to contact Clinton Devon Estates.

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