Street Detectives

As part of their Street Detectives topic, Class 1 were lucky enough to have a visit from Barbara Farquharson, who is a retired anthropologist and archaeologist  and leads the Branscombe Project. Barbara has written many books documenting the history of Branscombe and kindly gifted some of her copies to the class to help them with their research and investigation into how Branscombe has changed over the years.

 The children looked at arefacts and photographs and enjoyed learning about the events surrounding the sinking and beaching of MSC Napoli on Branscombe beach in 2007.  Other highlights were learning about the lace making, farming, blacksmiths and local smugglers!