A stormy last day

Plans had to change a little on Easter Monday thanks to very wet and windy weather! It was decided that it wouldn’t be a good idea to use a gazebo as planned to set up and show visitors finds from the dig and photographs from the whole project so everything happened in the Education Room which was warm and dry.

Rosie gave a brief talk to everyone talking about the range of skills that the young people had learned throughout the project and thanking the many people who had helped them.

Rosie talking to visitors

Rosie talking to visitors

Lance from West Stow chatted about the project and about the film that the young people had made which will be shown in the Museum at West Stow. The film was then shown to assembled parents, grandparents, friends, and visitors for the first time.

The film premier

The film premier

After the film the Young Roots team members showed visitors the results of the project.

April showing one of the many drawings made during the project

April showing one of the many drawings made during the project

As the rain had stopped we moved up to the village to take some photographs

Everyone had to get used to cameras!

Everyone had to get used to cameras!

The Young Roots team with some of the people who have worked with them

The Young Roots team with some of the people who have worked with them

Some of the team

Some of the team

Welly boots and nail varnish

By Clementine Tuffrey

Today we observed the film that we had made in half term. Then we sought problems, like welly boots and nail varnish, and wrote them down in a document for Jack to fix. We looked at different grades, and voted which ones we preferred. Grade 3 won, with 3 against 1. Then Chris public relations expert, came in to talk to us about what we could do to make the article that he had written better. Then we split into two groups and one wrote out a set of notes while the other prepared photos. After lunch we went outside to burn off Trebor Soft Mints. When we got in again, we planned the event which will occur on Easter Monday.

Planning a launch

By Ben, Clementine and Tom

Today we planned for the event on Easter Monday, and we had someone helping us named Chris Morris, who is an expert in public relations. He showed us the inverted pyramid of newspapers. Then we looked at some older newspaper prints of the SFB project. Then Lance, the manager of West Stow, came in and talked to us about the event, The Brecks Fest.

 

Chris directing us for a photo

Chris directing us for a photo

This afternoon we split into two groups. One planned the area of the gazebo for the event, and the other designed some VIP invitations.

The final arrangement for a photo to go with a press release

The final arrangement for a photo to go with a press release