|Tools in wrong hands|
After recently uncovering a handful of Roman coins and other interesting finds at my son's school, they've asked me to do an assembly on metal detecting using PowerPoint. Am probably going to talk about some of the things I've found at the school and other local permissions. I wondered whether anyone has any other detecting-related slides which would be of interest to kids between year 3 and year 6 (aged 8-11) that I could pilfer from? [I] want to try and keep it as engaging and fun as possible for the kids whilst at time doing something to make them think about trying the hobby.Do they not have a PAS in Kent, then, who does that sort of thing? Why does Statbloke not contact them to loan some ideas and digital images? Surely the stuff found on local authority land (the school grounds) should be available in a more permanent form than a fifteen minute show-and-tell for the kids of the taxpayer. And do we really want the metal detectorist to be giving eight to eleven year olds the idea that they can all go and dig up archaeological sites and take away anything that takes their fancy? Is that not a little irresponsible of him? It is bad enough when clueless adults do it and destroy archaeological evidence in the process. Should there not be more to archaeological outreach about artefact hunting than that?