Pupils learn about their Stone Age ancestors

children who took part in the Stone Age project
children who took part in the Stone Age project

PUPILS from a St Leonards school were transported back in time to the Stone Age to learn how their ancestors lived.

The children from Hollington Primary School joined their counterparts from St Marks in Hadlow Down for a day in the woods near Laughton as part of their Stone Age Adventures project.

The youngsters learned how to track, identify trees, light fires using wood and flint and took part in a master class in Stone Age crafts with Will Lord.

Over the past few months both schools visited Brighton Museum to look at Stone Age artefacts and had several tutorials with Senior Research Fellow from UCL, Professor Matt Pope.

His tutorials gave the children in-depth knowledge of human evolution and hunter gatherer cultures.

The next stage of the project will be to make a film about their experiences.

This will be followed by a Stone Age afternoon at Wilderness Wood in Hadlow Down on July 17 when the film will be shown and the work that the children did put on public display.

LifeWisdoms managed the project, which is a charity supporting practical and educational projects. For more details visit www.lifewisdoms.org.uk.