Iron Age Farming Experience
School Trips @ Celtic Harmony
Enjoy a WOW Prehistory day packed with hands-on activities in a beautiful woodland setting lead by our dedicated education team of archers, warriors, storytellers, farmers, woodsmen and weavers. The seven roundhouses create a village feel to explore the technology and lifestyle of ancient Britain.
There are several day trips covering different themes including Stone Age, Iron Age Farmer, Warrior and Chieftain.
Our expert educators have designed the days to link with new history curriculum for KS2 studies Prehistory from Stone to Iron Age and a focus on local history in KS1. New this year is the Prehistory Experience will guide you from Neolithic Hunter Gatherers to Iron Age traders.
Why are Celtic Harmony great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Celtic Harmony Camp, the largest reconstructed Iron Age settlement in the UK has seven roundhouses located in a beautiful working woodland setting and has been offering hands-on heritage education for over eighteen years. Your class will learn more about the natural world and life in ancient Britain first-hand. Pupils also experience a more sustainable way of life for the future with sustainable facilities such as a solar powered green toilet.
Enjoyment: Children enjoy being outdoors and often face new challenges with positive attitudes, helping each other and working as a team.
Self Confidence: Children develop in confidence as they try new activities and progress towards successfully participating in new activities or seeing the visual results of a craft.
Social Skills: Children and young people appreciate the need to work together in challenges and the role in the group.
Appreciation for the Natural World: As children experience first-hand how the ancient Britons lived in harmony with the natural world, their appreciation, respect and belonging to their natural environment grows.
New Skills: Children learn new skills from weaving on a warp-weighted loom to shooting with a wooden longbow, and learn the importance of training to improve performance. Other skills include understanding how to dress appropriately for the outdoors and to feel comfortable being outside in a range of weathers.
Personal Development: Children learn self-reliance, how to take responsibility for their role in a group and work to succeed at new challenges whilst keeping a good humour in moments of discomfort.
Life Skills: Children and young people develop their skills to work cooperatively, communicate with each other and help their group achieve its goal.
Healthy Lifestyle: Children learn the benefits of outdoor activities and healthy leisure pursuits such as walking in the woods to Longbow Archery.
Motivation for Learning: Children are stimulated and remember an emotive hands-on experience, they learn to always try to achieve their best even in other areas of school and home life.
Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?
During Day Trips at Celtic Harmony Camp your pupils will be not only learning about Prehistory but also:
-Preparing to play an active role as citizens
- Developing relationship and teamwork
- Developing confidence and responsibility
Curriculum topics available: Healthy Living, Healthy eating, Teamwork and resilience, Mental health and awareness.
At Celtic Harmony, as long well as History, children learn many different skills. Such as:
- How to set simple goals
- Feel positive about themselves
- To listen to people, and play and work cooperatively
- Sustainable and healthy way of life
During Iron Age Farmer Day your pupils will enjoy a day of experiential learning through grinding grain and baking bread, weaving on warp-weighted looms, cooking and dyeing with herbs and trading for grain and logs.
Day Trips Themed Activities cover the period of Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Please see the examples of Activities, Topics, Workshops, Programmes for more detailed information.
At Celtic Harmony Camp children step into ancient Britain and experience Celtic life from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age through our programme of multi-sensory, experiential activities. School groups, led by our costumed education team take part in activities such as pottery, grinding grain and making bread, weaving on warp-weighted looms, bartering and trading with Celtic coins, archery, arts and crafts, fire lighting, warrior demonstrations and storytelling.
What activities are available during group visits?
Travel back in time on our Farmer Day which transports you from early Neolithic farming to Iron Age technology.
'The opportunities to participate in activities as the Celts would have done were incredibly beneficial. Lots of children will have learned far more about the natural world through doing rather than listening.' Lauren Line, De Havilland May 2017
What size groups do you cater for?
Up to 150 children.
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
The roundhouses are outdoor classrooms and we have a cafe and outdoor under cover eating area.
Is there first aid on site?
We have first aiders on site and first aid kits.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
We have a disabled toilet and access for all pathway around the Camp.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
We can tailor make the Farmer Day for children with special needs. We regularly work with children and adults with learning difficulties.
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