SCHOOLCHILDREN in Amesbury have been learning all about archaeology and the history of the area.

The Year 1 and 2 children at Christ the King School have been doing a Step Back in Time project. They have done history activities based around their own lives and history and then looked at the local area.

Laura Joyner from Wessex Archaeology visited the school on Tuesday to tell the children about what the organisation does and the role of an archaeologist.

She brought sand trays and hid objects for the children to find and sort like archaeologists would.

And some artefacts for the children to try to identify including a real woolly mammoth tooth, part of a Second World War machine gun and a Roman oil lamp.

Teacher Sue Wilton said: “The children had a fantastic time. We’ve got Stonehenge down the road and Amesbury is such a historic place. We followed it with a trip to Amesbury museum, which followed on really well and tied everything in.”