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Home video competition
Coastal Twist festival is cancelled for this year
Rare artefacts found at Woy Woy Public School
Umina Eagles soccer results
Everglades major pairs
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Rare artefacts found at Woy Woy Public School

A 1951 sixpence and a school newsletter from 2002 were among the items discovered by students in an "archaeological dig" at Woy Woy Public School.

The dig was conducted by Year 2 and 3 students on the site of a removed demountable classroom.

One of the students, Anji Magee, wrote a report headed "Rare artefacts found at Woy Woy Public School".

"Recently Woy Woy Public School did a search they called the Big Dig," she wrote.

"They found amazing things like a juice box from six years ago.

"They also found an old newspaper and an old lunch order from 11 years ago.

"We had a talk to some students and they all loved it.

"They found way more things but they were my favourite."

Classroom teacher Mr Andrew Brady said: "The students were exposed to the experiences of a real archaeological dig, following all procedural and safety protocols.

"All the students enjoyed the experience, both digging and researching the origins of their finds.

"We uncovered a 1951 sixpence, a1967 10c piece, and a lot of rubbish, which dated back to 1999.

"Probably the most important finds were Mrs Taylor's son Daniel's lunch order from 2009 (still completely intact) and a copy of the Namalata newsletter dating back to 2002."

Mr Brady said the dig was a fun and educational experience for the children, but they had no luck in finding the 55-year old time capsule buried somewhere on the school grounds.

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