April has been a busy month at Hall Barn! Over 500 local school pupils aged 7 -12 visited the site for exciting and engaging experiences of archaeology.

Members of the Dronfield Heritage Project management group were supported by a fantastic team of community volunteers, who collectively donated over 400 hours to ensure every school pupil and staff member had an enjoyable and worthwhile experience.

Whilst at the barn, students Essay Writing Service enjoyed seeing professional archaeologist Alvaro at work in the trenches, before conducting their own outdoor excavations in search of exciting artefacts! Many accepted the challenge of ‘refitting analysis’ helping to piece together and reconstruct a range of broken pots. Volunteers were on hand to explain the mysterious hexafoil daisy wheel secretly carved in Hall Barn and tell the story of the transition from medieval timber building to 17th century agricultural use.

All involved would like to thank the staff and students of:  Northfield Junior School, Penny Acres Primary School, St Andrew’s Primary School, William Levick Primary School, Unstone Junior School, Dronfield Junior School, Stonelow Junior School and Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School.  We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Dronfield Hall Barn is an epic place to be. It is a golden opportunity to learn about history and have fun.” Northfield Junior School Y4 pupil

At the barn it was exceptional.  The hexafoil was meant to keep the evil spirits away.  The archaeologist was digging for interesting pieces.  He found bits of cow bone and a knife with no handle.”  St Andrew’s Primary School Y4 pupil