Bamburgh Bones

Thu 16 Nov 2023 | History, Latest News 2023 - 24, Year 5

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We visited the Bamburgh Bones project at St Aidan’s Church, Bamburgh to deepen our understanding of King Oswald, St Aidan and the Anglo-Saxon time period. We were able to learn about the people of the time through replica artefacts and written information. Our guides, Sarah, Kate and Mark were very informative and helped build on our prior knowledge. We found the visit to the crypt to find out about some of the people living in Bamburgh during the Anglo-Saxon era. We found ability to ‘meet’ some of the individuals that lived and worked in Bamburgh 1,400 years ago fascinating.

We also had the opportunity to explore the church and learn about the different parts.

Whilst at the church, we also saw the memorial and grave of Grace Darling – one of our famous local people – and the children were able to recall their knowledge from previous teaching.

We recalled how King Oswald wanted people to become Christians and he gave Aidan land to build a monastery. Although we were unable to visit Holy Island on this visit, we were able to look across to where St Aidan, who brought Christianity to Northumbria, built his monastery.