At the end of July the site team working on the Fulbourn Primary School project gave pupils at the school a
unique oppportunity to learn about the land where their school is situated. The site which sits on land that was
once part of an early medieval/saxon settlement needed to be excavated before works could begin.
Design Manager, Ashley Garford, and Senior Site Manager, James Wood arranged with the school for the
pupils to come down to site and learn about it’s history. Led by the archaeological team and overseen on site
by Steve Sweatman and James Wood the pupils were given a 30 minute talk on why we carry out these types
of investigations and what had been found. Kier provided the children with PPE and over the course of two
days 120 pupils from reception, and years one and two visited the site. The dig, located on the sportsfield,
uncovered what is believed to be an old grain store shed, with visible cart track routes and a couple of fire pits
that would have been used to dry the grain. A few small items of pottery were also uncovered and the children
were given a detailed insight into each item.
As a result of the children’s interest the Cambridgeshire County Council have agreed to display the findings
from this investigation in the school once full records have been taken.