Pupils’ Stone Age adventure

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CHILDREN from a St Leonards school will be embarking on a project to learn about Stone Age life, thanks to a lottery grant.

The scheme is being run by LifeWisdoms for Hollington School and St Marks in Hadlow Down after the charity got a £49,500 grant.

Pupils will visit museums and archaeological sites in East Sussex, guided by Senior Research Fellow from UCL, Professor Matt Pope.

They will also work with Trackways, a Sussex-based organisation, to learn how primitive meso/neolithic peoples lived before spending two days and a night in the woods, putting their skills to the test and making a film.

Jane Ireland, deputy headteacher at Hollington School, said: “We are delighted to be once again working on another project with LifeWisdoms. Our children not only enjoy their experiences but benefit greatly both socially and academically.”

Stuart McLeod, head of Heritage Lottery Fund South East England, said: “The children will have the chance to visit museums and then apply what they have learned about Stone Age life in practical ways, including building shelters, cooking their own food and making period costumes and artwork.”