The Ridgeway Primary school has struck gold in the form of 300 gold coins that students found on an archaeological dig. It is thought the coins date from Roman times where the site may have been owned by a citizen or farmer and the coins buried for safe keeping. The coins have been sent to a specialist to check their age and may end up in Reading museum. Head teacher Madelaine Cosgrove said “Both pupils and staff are very excited about this discovery and look forward to the story unfolding so that it can be preserved as part of the heritage of the Ridgeway school”.
The story even made the BBC news website