CHILDREN are urged to try their hands at becoming history detectives as part of a new activity programme launched by the Isle of Wight Council.

A new range of activities has been added to the council's website, revolving around some of the historical dragon-themed artifacts held by the Island's heritage service.

The artifacts include a 500-year-old gold ring which depicts the brave St Margaret who killed a dragon with her cross, and a dragon-shaped medieval ear scoop.

Corina Westwood, curator of human history, said: "Be inspired by our incredible dragons and make your own Chinese dragon puppet.

"The activity pack includes a template or you can design your own dragon.

"We hope you will be able to find all the materials that you need for your dragon around the house.

"We hope these fun activity packs will help entertain families while they are staying at home in response to the coronavirus crisis."