Bringing the subject alive with an interactive history lesson!
Experience the Stone Age first hand learning the skills and crafts of our ancestors in our woods or in your classroom. Get up close and personal with furs and skins, flint and obsidian tools, grass, pottery and rawhide baskets, hold the tools that your ancestors used to shape our future.
We take participants on a journey through the Stone Age discovering ancient skills and traditional crafts. Delve into the Stone Age to discover how our ancestors lived and thrived without modern equipment. We combine history with creativity encouraging participants to learn about their environment, ask questions about their ancestors and explore the uses of the natural resources around them.
“One of the best educational trips we have ever been on. The opportunities and activities for the children were brilliant and we all loved every minute. The course is an absolute credit to yourselves, thankyou Naomi.” – Assistant head, Tunstall School.
Sessions can be delivered on school grounds for an additional charge. Full and half days available.
Full day – 3-5 hrs – Choose 2 activities from the list below
Half day – 1-3 hrs – Choose 1 activity from the list below
- Stone tools – Using slate and sandstone learn the process of making simple blades, arrow heads and scrapping tools.
- Mesolithic shelters – using natural materials create a natural shelter much like that of our Mesolithic hunter gatherer ancestors.
- Bare hands cooking – Using simple methods cook bread without pots and pans
- Hunting and gathering – Learn some simple tracking methods and try your hand at some target practice with bows and arrows, atal atlas and sling shot.
- Fat lamps – Using clay learn about the materials our ancestors would have used to create simple illuminations.
- Natural paints and cave art – Try your hand at making markings with natural paints and dyes to create cave art on a piece of fabric to take back to school.
- Primitive pots – Use clay to create a traditional pot our ancestors would have used to cook on the fire with.
- Wilderness walk –Take a short walk to learn about the many uses of various common plants and trees.
Both the full day and half day start with an interactive ‘show and tell’ to learn about the types of materials our ancestors would have used for crafts and practical living. The participants will learn about what Stone Age people may have worn, eaten and the tools they used at part of their daily lives. They will go on to take part in your chosen hands-on workshops.
“The children remembered every part but particularly enjoyed the messy activities! They also talked a great deal about the information they were given and the opportunity to feel the real tools and furs etc.” – Tunstall school
Sessions can be delivered on school grounds for an additional charge, or join us in our beautiful woodlands in Shropshire. Our woodlands are in a rural setting within easy access to the M54 and the Midlands.
Full Day –£18 Per head (Minimum group size 25)
Half Day – £10 Per head (Minimum group size 25)
Additional charge of £50 to travel to school premises within a 50 mile radius. We are happy to travel further, please contact us to discuss further.
On all visits to our woodlands all children and staff are expected to bring a packed lunch. However hot drinks for staff will be provided. Children will also need weather and woodland appropriate clothing including wellies. Please make sure children are wearing clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. Please bring a box or container with you to take home any crafts made in our woodlands.