Stone Age to Iron Age Workshops

A fun and highly interactive workshop taking in the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. 
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Hands-On Fun & Learning

The workshop has been carefully designed to offer exciting hands-on activities with fantastic learning opportunities.  

Children experience what it is like to be an archaeologist and then step into prehistory themselves, trying out what it was like to use different tools and technologies.  

 

This workshop is designed to meet the requirements of the KS2 curriculum and can be adapted to meet your school's needs. Please contact us to discuss your particular needs and preferences.  

 

The response from teachers and children to this workshop has been overwhelmingly positive from both teachers and pupils alike. So why not book this memorable experience for your school?  

Part 1

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In the first part of the workshop, children are asked to explore the question 'How do we find out about the past?' by becoming archaeologists themselves. 

They excavate artefacts from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age and discover the different materials they are made from, seeing how our ancestors developed from using stone tools to smelting metals. Children share their findings by creating a mini museum of the Stone Age to Iron Age.  

As part of teacher-led activities, children learn about stratigraphy and how archaeologists literally piece together the past! 

Part 2

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The second part of the workshop involves an introduction to the technologies used from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, as hunter-gatherer, nomadic lifestyles changed with the introduction of farming.

 

Children explore why people started making pottery for the first time, then become experimental archaeologists and make their own Stone Age pot to keep and take home.  

As part of teacher-led activities, children can try to make prehistoric ‘string’, grind grain using a quern stone, create a Bronze Age bracelet and learn how to weave their clothes. 

Response to this workshop has been overwhelmingly positive from both teachers and pupils alike. So why not book this memorable experience for your school? 

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Everyone was actively involved all day!

"A fantastic, practical opportunity for students to experience what life in the Stone Age was like! Everyone was actively involved all day."

Bordelsey Green Primary School

We love exploring new ways of engaging children in learning and seeing the excitement on their faces as they try out these new practical activities!