Training day on 19th June in Aylesbury

Our first training day took place on 19th June at Buckinghamshire County Museum in Aylesbury. We welcomed eleven delegates from schools and museums and ran three workshops on using pictures to teach prehistory, becoming familiar with objects and some of the practical activities that can be demonstrated to children or done with them.

We had a lot of fun and have had some valuable feedback, both complimentary and with ideas for improvement, so we’ll work on that. Some of the positive feedback includes:

“Has given me the confidence to go away and plan a session.”

“I haven’t had to teach this topic before. (I’ll) make a more detailed timeline which begins a lot earlier!”

“Knowing more about the objects makes the whole period so much more interesting. Useful to see the tools mounted on their handles.”

“Seeing the flint tool made very quickly – really interesting.”

“Gave me rough outline + ideas for how to plan/where to get resources/where to go on trips.”

Here are some images from the day.

Delegates at the training day - great venue

Delegates at the training day – great venue

Graham from Sun Jester brought in a replica handaxe (underneath) and an original that had broken in half

Graham from Sun Jester brought in a replica handaxe (underneath) and an original that had broken in half

James from Ancient Craft demonstrating how a bow drill creates an ember from which you can start a fire

James from Ancient Craft demonstrating how a bow drill creates an ember from which you can start a fire

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