Stone age experience
Travel back in time at Lesnes Abbey by taking part in our Stone Age experience.
Age: Key Stage 1 (5-7) and Key Stage 2 (7-11)
Curriculum Links: Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
Description: The first half of the day will get your students figuring out and discussing the purpose of different materials and artefacts that would have been used by Stone Age dwellers. They will then practice the ancient art of cordage (rope making) to fashion their own Stone Age tools before testing them in a relay race to find food.
The second half of the day will be in the heart of Lesnes Abbey woods and the children will work in teams to build Stone Age shelters using both natural and manmade materials. This activity will give them an insight into how these hunter-gatherers lived and the difficulties they faced. The shelters will then be judged by each group and tested for waterproofness.
Costs: Full Day £7.70 per pupil (minimum charge £215)
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