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28th October 2009

BONE IDLE? NOT LIKELY! ..........................

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A bag of old bones was the theme for a half term family fun day at Ross Heritage Centre on Tuesday, 27th October. The activity was linked to The Big Draw event which takes places across the country during October.

Children could get close up and look at some amazing bones and skulls from Heritage Services' museum collection. There was a human skull with very well cared for teeth - they didn't have fizzy drinks in the Iron Age! Two replica human skeletons, animal skulls and real prehistoric bones from King Arthur's Cave near Symonds Yat, including hyena's teeth, a rhino's ankle bone and a set of prehistoric ox horns.

21 children and 19 adults set about drawing bones under the expert guidance of artists Adrian Higgins and Wendy Meaford. Everyone produced amazing pictures and learnt a lot about bones and what they can tell us.

If you missed the event and would like to take part in the fun, it will be repeated at the Museum Resource and Learning Centre, Friars Street, Hereford on Thursday, 29th October and Ledbury Heritage Centre on Friday, 30th October. Call 01432 260692 to book for these events or if you turn up on the day there may be space for you to take part.

Children enjoy drawing and learning about bones at Ross Heritage Centre.

Artist, Adrian Higgins and Megan, with some of her drawings.

Louis and his mum drawing skeletons.

King Arthur's Cave at the Doward, where some of the prehistoric bones were found.

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