Bexwyke Workshops and Lecture
Nine girls from Lower II travelled to MGS for the Bexwyke workshops on the morning of 6th March, where they studied the fossilised remains of an archaeopteryx and made origami velociraptors. The whole class attended the afternoon lecture, given by Dr Phil Manning of Manchester University on his paleontological career and discoveries.
My lifelong dream is to be an archaeologist and this really inspired me.
I loved how he named the dinosaur after someone who worked in the abbey
above where it was found..
I find it just extraordinary all the places that he has visited to find
parts of those amazing creatures and how, from just a tiny piece of
fossilised skin, you can find out so many outstanding facts. I have
learnt so much and I cannot wait to see what else Dr Manning will
uncover and I hope he finds the answer to what colour dinosaurs actually