The fascinating story of the transition from a hunter gatherer way of life to one of settlement and farming is told in the context of the inhabitants of the Orkney Islands. Children become heavily involved as they meet their guide, Ladair, and role play in a Mesolithic tent shelter and in the primitive boat of out flint trader, using reproduction Mesolithic tools and clothing.
Children see how developments in technology led to a revolution in lifestyle. They build and inhabit a full sized replica of a Skara Brae Neolithic house and use a hand quern to grind grain, before investigating methods of lifting, moving and raising a large sarsen to create part of a stone circle.
Children appreciate the span of periods of the Stone Age in relation to their own age through use of a timeline, where one millimetre represents one year. The timeline is very long!
If you wish to have motivated and engaged children from a hands on workshop I could not recommend Chris highly enough. The resources really brought the afternoon to life.
Class teacher, 1/11/18
Stone Age Day