Fun Stonehenge field trip

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Students at a school in Sudbury have been getting up close and personal with the Neolithic remains of Wiltshire after visiting Stonehenge part of a new A-Level in archaeology.

The budding time team of eleven students from Ormiston Sudbury Academy’s sixth form travelled to the world heritage sites of Stonehenge and Avebury, taking detailed notes to assist with their studies.

David Grocott, head of humanities at the academy and who led the trip, said it was a great opportunity for the 17 and 18 year olds to experience 5,000 years of world-famous archaeological remains.

“We had a whale of a time studying archaeology,” he said. “I have no doubt that the students will remember this trip for the rest of their lives.

“The course is one of the most academically rigorous that you can do but it’s also enormous fun and is enabling all of us to gain a much stronger understanding of where we come from and the heritage of Britain.”

Stonehenge is thought to have required more than 30 million hours of labour, and was constructed in three phases.