From hunter gatherers to successful society. How human attitudes, cooperation,
specialisation, resilience, creativity, understanding of our environment and sustainability contributed to the development of early society and ultimately who we are today.
The KS2 prehistory content can be delivered through lessons in the classroom, outside on school grounds or in the countryside. Lessons can be delivered as half day, full day or overnight camps.
With Really Wild Education your students will learn to safely make fire the way our ancient ancestors discovered how to do it. They will cook ancient bread recipes with a tasty twist, build shelters and learn how to hunt and gather in the wild. The students will take a journey through time from the Stone Age to the Iron Age and have a small taste of what it was really like to live in those days.
Our bush craft and survival instructors are trained in all primitive knowledge techniques of survival that our ancestors passed down through the ages. Your students will come away from a day with us having gained some of these incredible confidence lifting and useful skills.
For detailed information about our range of experiences please take a look at our website or drop us a line on either 07818 431902 or 07771 520515.
Ancient Craft, setup and run by James Dilley is dedicated to the archaeology of primitive crafts and technologies that encompass three prehistoric ages: STONE; BRONZE and IRON. This includes working with natural materials like flint, wood, bone, leather, ceramics, metals, fibres and wools. My outreach objective is to encourage people of all ages to learn about long-lost crafts by bringing back to life our ancestors skills and knowledge from the primitive past.
A PhD student at the University of Southampton, James is a craftsman and re-enactor who specialises in all prehistoric technologies. Working with museums (British Museum, Stonehenge, Pitt Rivers museum), heritage centres and media (Time Team; Coast; National Geographic; The Great British Countryside), publishers (Dorling Kindersley, New Scientist), photographers, schools and geologists in research and experimental archaeology.
Prehistoric objects (Palaeolithic to Iron Age) to loan, sessions for schools and supervised trips to sites in the Surrey area
Loan boxes, teacher training workshops, identification of local archaeological sites and additional support on the archaeology of Surrey from Prehistory to modern times.
Object handling sessions with high quality replicas.
Opportunities to try real archaeological techniques, such as sieving for ecofacts and drawing with a planning frame.
Covering British archaeology Neolithic – Viking + Ancient Egypt
I run a social enterprise which specialises in providing Historical lectures and workshops for nursing homes, schools and special needs groups. I cover the Stone Age, Dinosaurs & Fossils and other historical periods on the school curriculum
Please visit out webpage for a tailor-made, free of charge teacher’s resource on Stone Age to Iron Age for KS2, with lesson plans, glossary, fact sheets and more. Topics covered include, for example, human evolution, food in prehistory, art, and technology.