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Children’s dinosaur fossil display on show in museum




School pupils created dinosaur fossils which have gone on display in a heritage museum in the town.

Swaffham VC Infant and Nursery School children have seen their work put into a display cabinet in the foyer of Swaffham Heritage Museum.

It is the first time the museum has worked with a school for a display.

Sue Gattuso, manager of the museum, said: “The museum is where the town council is located so people go through that corridor [where the display is] all the time to see what the community is doing.

“I feel strongly that heritage and the community need to work together because I think what people do today will be history.”

Mouse Class and Staff with the Dinosaur Display Cabinet, Danny Evans (back left), Jen Robbins (front left), Maria Frew (Back right), with Swaffham Heritage Manager Sue Gattuso (Back far right)
Mouse Class and Staff with the Dinosaur Display Cabinet, Danny Evans (back left), Jen Robbins (front left), Maria Frew (Back right), with Swaffham Heritage Manager Sue Gattuso (Back far right)

Mrs Gattuso said the pupils were shown around the museum’s collections on Wednesday afternoon to see their display in context.

The display will be in the museum until Friday, April 26.

Cabinet Display of Dinosaur Fossils by Mouse Class pupils from Swaffham VC Infant and Nursery School at Swaffham Museum
Cabinet Display of Dinosaur Fossils by Mouse Class pupils from Swaffham VC Infant and Nursery School at Swaffham Museum

Mrs Gattuso added: “I really enjoyed having the little children in. It was a really great day. They were really appreciative of the museum and I thought their display was really good.”

Teacher Jennifer Robbins said: “We decided to make our own fossils using clay and I got in touch with the local museum to see if we could work together to put on the exhibition.

“We are always keen to build links with the local community and this was the perfect way to do so! The children were delighted to see their work on display and loved exploring real fossils provided by the museum.”



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