Thank You’s from Children
Thank you for these wonderful letters and comments! They really inspire me and my work 🙂
I remember when you came to my school when i was in year 5, I’m in year 9 now and for some reason remembered it. It was brilliant, thanks for coming to my school.Bellissimo Fiori
Thank you so much from all of us in Year 6 at East Preston Junior School!
“I loved learning about the history of the Maya people” Charlotte
“It was nice to have the experience of learning about something other than the ancient Egyptians” Harry
“It was interesting to learn about how advanced the ancient Maya people were” Emily
“I loved learning with the only Maya archaeologist in England!” Hannah
“I really enjoyed learning about all of the writing!” Albert
“It was an incredible experience and I never thought I’d be able to do something like that. It was amazing really!” Megan
“Thank you, I really enjoyed learning facts about the Maya. I especially enjoyed the learning number system. It was a good challenge.” Rocci
“I enjoyed learning facts about the Maya and getting to hear from the only British Maya archaeologist in the UK.” Avry
“Thank you for your time altogether as you are a really busy person and you spent your time on us. It was nice for you to answer our questions in so much detail. I really enjoyed learning about how to use the calendar and my spirit companion. Your website is really good for kids and it is really inspiring for a lot of people.” Bella
“I really enjoyed the artefacts videos because it was interesting learning about how important jade and chocolate were to the Maya. It was really interesting.” Bradley
“Thank you for the lessons, I especially enjoyed the calendar lesson.” Phoebe
Thank you letters from Great and Little Shelford Primary, Cambridge
Wonderful letters from St, Andrew’s CofE Primary School, Crawley
You have really inspired me to be an archaeologist, along with my friend Simon, so THANK YOU!!!!!Emily from St. Peter’s Junior School, Nottingham.
Hi Diane on Tuesday the 29th of February you came to my school I loved that you came and helped us make Maya calendars. I really enjoyed your visit, I miss you, you made learning really fun thank you!Charlotte from Gillibrand Primary School
Witham Hall School, Lincolnshire
Thank you for coming to the school, I loved it. I’m the boy who told you that I was inspired to be an archaeologist. Once again thank you for coming to the school, it’s probably the best experience so far in Year 5!Zack from St. James Primary School
Wherwell Primary School, Hants
Thank you for teaching us all about the Maya, I think i want to be a Maya archaeologist!Summer from Butler’s Court School
Ilmington C of E Primary School, Warwickshire
Thank you for driving 4 hours to come and teach us about the wonderful Maya. We are so grateful for you coming and letting us touch all of your artefacts and spend time at our school. We were really impressed by the Maya, but were more impressed by you. When we first started learning about the Maya I wasn’t quite sure, but now you have inspired me to be an archaeologist.Charlie, Pottery Primary School
A lovely thank you card and flowers (!) from Pottery Primary School, Derbyshire
Thank you for visiting our class, it was really fun, but at the same time really interesting. My favourite bit was all of it! Last week I went on your website and my dad and I did a quiz. It was fun. .Ava
St. Johns RC Primary School, Manchester
I am writing to thank you for coming into our school and teaching us about the Maya, without you we wouldn’t even know how to say Maya right. While you were here, you were telling us about how amazing the Maya were but obviously you are the amazing one. I believe that you know almost everything about the Maya.Grace from Pottery Primary School
Temple Grafton School, Alcester
Leys Farm Junior School, Scunthorpe
Dundonald School, Wimbledon
I really appreciate you taking your time off and coming to our school to teach us about the Maya. I leant so much last week – thank you again!Evan
Castlemorton School, Worcs
Lympstone Primary School, Devon
Dear Dr Diane,
Thank you, Dr Diane, for coming in to tell us about Maya people and how you discovered facts about their culture and what you found there. For example, their kings always had jaguar skin with them because it represents power and how the howler monkeys woke you up at 5 am in Guatemala. Also, when it rains it takes 30 hours to get to the closest village. We hope you enjoy reading our diary entries, about what it would be like to live in the jungle like you. We all really enjoyed you coming to teach us all about the jungle.
From Class 6, Lympstone Primary School, Devon.
West Park Primary School, Wolverhampton
A recount of our morning with Dr Diane Davies by Hashim
“This morning was epic! A real archaeologist came to us and year five! Did you know she is the only British Maya archaeologist in the UK!
We went into the hall where everything was set out and we learnt about all of the adventures she has had. Her name was Dr Diane Davies. Firstly she told us all about the architecture/artefacts she has gathered which are related to the Maya. She has found pieces of pottery, Maya tools and loads more! Disturbingly, she had to spend three months at a time in the jungle, but eight years in total. This was where she found all the artefacts.
There was a huge site, which Dr Davies excavated at San Bartolo. Using trowels, pick axes and normal brushes to break stone, brush dust and dig in soil. Secondly she gave us extra information about the Maya and how they lived. The jungle was the hardest place to live. Even the Maya knew that BUT they still chose that area! Hard-core aren’t they? You think that the jungle is a nice place to live with all the wildlife and plants. Think again!! The jungle is a hard place to live in.
Well, at least Dr Davies and her crew managed there, even though they did not have proper toilet service. Imagine that!”
Pottery Primary School, Derbyshire
I will never forget meeting a famous archaeologist like you!Callum Pottery Primary School
Capenhurst Primary School, Chester
I love how brave you are to go into the rainforest with just a few other people, you are my inspiration!Alice from Alphington Primary School
Hi Dr Diane, it is an absolute pleasure to write to you. If you remember, you visited our school yesterday-Thursday-West Park Primary, and your inspiration to be an archaeologist really determined me to be one. I really enjoyed the day – I learned a lot about the Maya. I hope we meet again!Hafsa from West Park Primary School
By the way i LOVED your visit!!!!!!! When other people learn the Maya they’ll be fascinated!!!Bianca from Wolf Fields Primary School.
Thank you for visiting our school, we really appreciate it. We would also like to know whether you could visit out school again. Thank you very much.Jake and Leo from Hertsmere Junior School
Hello, my name is Ria, you came to my school Harrold middle school! When i got back from school I told my mum all about you and your website! I found that all of the Maya stuff is really exciting! You have inspired me to bcome an archaeologist!!!!! Thank you very much fro coming to my school.Ria from Harrold Middle School
Thank you for coming to our school, me, the teacher and the whole class really appreciated what you told us. Me and the whole class enjoyed it. All the artefacts were sooo amazing. I was loving it so much I want to be an archaeologist some day.Mollie from Pottery Primary School
I look forward to doing activities on your website and we’ve done a chatterbox – it was amazing.Daisy
Thank you for teaching us about the Maya, I am very grateful that you gave us a magic book with your signature and thank you for bringing artefacts in.Aeryn, Capenhurst Church of England Primary School