Making Flour with a Stone Age Saddle Quern and an Iron Age Rotary Quern
Our Workshops can be held entirely within classrooms. We arrive with two specialists, who will lead themed sessions for up to 2 classes. If working with three or more classes, we provide an activity for staff to lead which children and staff cycle through so that they experience all of the activities we offer during the day. Our exciting and innovative VR and AR (virtual and augmented reality) sessions are always very popular. Using the latest technology, children explore the cave art of the Lascaux caves; they will discover how a roundhouse was made and then take a peek in a 'lived in' abode; they will take a tour of some of Britain's most prominent megalithic works including Sronehenge and Avebury; they will also visit the inside of long barrows.
Other activities can include:
Looking at Prehistoric clothing including handling real animal skins, turning wool to fabric, carding wool to neaten the fibres, spinning using a drop spindle and weaving using a peg loom.
Artefact handling investigating authentic artefacts as well as realistic replicas. Using digital equipment, work like an archaeologist investigating the origins and uses of the artefacts. They may also have the chance to learn about relative chronology through stratigraphy.
Exploring daily life including using a bow drill, making butter and wattle a wall.
Nettle cordage demonstration - children will have the opportunity to create their own cordage woollen bracelet.
Learn how to make wheat flour, using a mesolithic saddle quern and an iron age rotary quern
A chance to handle some larger 'mystery objects' -what were they used for?
A look at Iron Age coins and the tribes they belonged to, with a chance to create their own foil coin to take home.