26/07/11

BBC “Hands on History”

 An Afternoon at a Roman Villa

 A Town Unearthed activity in association with BBC Hands on History – Dig!

 Saturday July 30th and Saturday 6th August 2.00 – 3.30pm at the East Cliff Roman Villa Dig, Folkestone 

This free outdoor workshop, for children aged 7 -12, on archaeology at the magnificently sited Roman Villa on Folkestone’s East Cliff will involve  an introduction to the history of the villa with an account of how the Romans came to Britain and how they lived. There will be a short walk along the cliff followed by an opportunity for the children to see the remains of the walls of the villa and archaeologists at work. The session will include the chance to handle finds and draw on site as well as other practical activities throughout the visit.

What is Hands on History?

 Hands on History is a two year history campaign from BBC Learning which aims to get all the family hands on with history out and about and back at home. It supports a range of BBC TV programmes and brings history to life through family activity packs, events and details of historic sites to visit across the UK and is suitable for all the family.

This summer Dig! aims to get thousands of families hands on with archaeology at events and activities taking place across the UK.

bbc.co.uk/history/handsonhistory

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