J4 visit the Staffordshire Anglo-Saxon Hoard

J4R went to see the Staffordshire Anglo-Saxon Hoard at The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery after studying the Anglo-Saxons, Pagan Gods and the poem, Beowulf.  The students were escorted to the workshop where they worked in pairs excavating a grave. Then they learned how the hoard was discovered in Staffordshire.  J4 were given metal detectors to locate artefacts from sand and then researched what they were used for. The children were amazed when they saw the hoard and how it was being displayed. The pupils thought that this was a fascinating trip and well worth another visit.