Stone Age Day
As part of our educational visit to the North York Moors Visitor Centre, we explored the local woods of Danby and lived as cavepeople would in the Stone Age. As we were investigating our surroundings, we learned about the vast and diverse range of wildlife present and in particular, the trees that dominated the area. We worked in groups to discover the trees in the woods by their appearance and characteristics then research their past, present and any possible future uses. We began to look at how human impact plays a role on nature and how the uses and popularity of these trees can lead to immeasurable damage to the environment as millions of trees are torn down around the world each year.
Children had the fantastic opportunity to experience first hand what life was like as a caveperson. This allowed us the opportunity to build shelters, hunt barefoot and even observe making a camp fire out of natural resources. Both children and adults had a truly fantastic day which helped to link their prior learning and also inspire future thinking into their topic.