Prehistory Explorer

School Trips @ Celtic Harmony

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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 Residential 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.

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Why book Celtic Harmony for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?

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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?

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Curriculum topics available: Personal development and resilience, Team building, National, regional, religious and ethnic identitie.

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

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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

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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.

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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?

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Prehistory Explorer is a perfect first residential experience with a dedicated costumed educator to guide you throughout your stay as your pupils have the opportunity to learn about working together and become more independent.

Day 1: Stone Age
• Prehistory Palisade Performance
• Friction Fire Lighting Display
• Hunt the Mammoth
• Gather in the Woods
• Build Woodland Shelters

Evening Explorer Activities:
• BBQ Dinner
• Team Building & Field Games
• Celtic Crafts
• Storytelling around the fire
• Bat Walk and Marshmallow Roasting

Day 2: Iron Age Warriors
Boudicca calls on your tribe to train as warriors with challenges in:
• Archery
• Woodland Quest
• Celtic Headbands & Face Painting
• Craft your Soap Arrow Head
• Warrior Training
• Trade and Barter with Celtic Coins

"Thank you so much for such a wonderful trip. The children had an AMAZING time and we love it too. It was so well organised, the site is beautiful and all the staff were enthusiastic and welcoming. ...We would love to book for next year." Georgie Allen. Holy Trinity, July 2018

What size groups do you cater for?

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For Residential Explorer group size is 25 - 60 children

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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The roundhouses are outdoor classrooms and we have a cafe and outdoor under cover eating area.

Is there first aid on site?

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We have first aiders on site and first aid kits.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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We have a disabled toilet and access for all pathway around the Camp.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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We can tailor make the Prehistory Explorer for children with special needs. We regularly work with children and adults with learning difficulties.




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