Students invited to Pock Iron Age site

Students from Queen Margaret's School recently visited the Persimmon Homes archaeological dig in Pocklington.
Students from Queen Margaret's School recently visited the Persimmon Homes archaeological dig in Pocklington.

A group of students from Queen Margaret’s School had the unique opportunity to get up close to Pocklington’s most prestigious Iron Age find – recently featured on the BBC’s Digging For Britain, Iron Age Revealed programme.

Persimmon Homes Yorkshire welcomed the pupils, who observed the excavation of a ‘warrior grave’ featuring an upright chariot with two horses and the warrior’s skeleton, accompanied with a well-preserved shield and highly decorative brooch.

Jessica Miles, head at Queens Margaret’s School said: “This was an amazing opportunity for our girls.

“Our girls had a fascinating time exploring the site and learning about the techniques and processes involved in such a dig. We are very grateful to Persimmon Homes for making this possible.”