This workshop is aimed at home educated children aged 8 – 11 years old (corresponding to KS2 at primary school).
In this workshop we are going to go back into pre-history to look at the Stone Age. We’ll examine different aspects of Stone Age culture including technology, art and everyday life through objects, images, textiles and role-playing. During the workshop we will look at the famous Lascaux cave paintings and have a go at recreating them using stick brushes and clay-based paints, learn about everyday life through a range of replica objects and carry out our own “archaeological dig” as we investigate how archaeologists have uncovered pre-historic life. The workshop begins with an introductory activity that traces human development from the Stone Age, through the Bronze Age, to the Iron Age.
Activity 1: Introduction to 50,000 Years of History! (The Palaeolithic – Iron Age) (Whole Group)
Activity 2: Stone Age Art (2nd Floor – Ed. Room 1)
Activity 3: Stone Age Technology (2nd Floor – Loom Displays)
Activity 4: Archaeology (2nd Floor – Temporary Exhibition)
Activities 2 – 4 are done in rotation in smaller groups.
We realise that you may have to bring pre-school and young children with you – this is perfectly fine – but please read the terms and conditions (9 & 11) when you make the booking.
Although these workshops are aimed at children aged 8 – 11 years slightly older or younger children may also benefit from participation. Please make any bookings based on your children’s age, ability and interest.
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