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Youngsters learn more about ancient animals at Downham Market library

Summer reading challenge bygone beast session at  Downham library   
left to right Kamonde Sek 5, Pesa Sek 9 and Tabitha Runacres

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Summer reading challenge bygone beast session at Downham library left to right Kamonde Sek 5, Pesa Sek 9 and Tabitha Runacres Contact Elena 07786198618 ANL-140818-151048009

Youngsters learned more about the interesting animals which once roamed this area during an event at Downham library.

Replica wolf and beaver skulls were brought along to the library for the 25 youngsters, who were aged between five and 11, to examine on Monday as part of a summer reading challenge.

Libraries across the county are encouraging children to keep up with their reading during the school holidays with its mythical maze themed challenge.

Staff from the Fenland Lives and Land Project, which is a three-year scheme to celebrating the heritage, landscape and identity of this area, took along the skulls to help explain what species of animal lived in this area.

Youngsters then made some craft animals which will later be used in an animation.

Community librarian Elena Parkin said: “The afternoon helped the children to understand more about the history of the area and how trees were fossilised.

“It was definitely a good afternoon.”

A ceremony to award medals and certificates for the reading challenge will be held on September 20.

Forthcoming events for children at the library include talks on the scary side of Oxborough Hall and Africa.

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Getting to grips with history, from left, are: Kamonde Sek five, Pesa Sek nine, and Tabitha Runacres PICTURE ADAM FAIRBROTHER mlnf14af08285

Youngsters learn more about the beasts which roamed this area during a summer reading challenge session run by Tabitha Runacres PICTURE ADAM FAIRBROTHER mlnf14af08282

 
 
 

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