Experience what day-to-day life was like in the Iron Age.
Forest School Plus, in collaboration with Herd Farm Activity Centre, offers a day of outdoor activities to support Key Stage 2 learning about the changes from Stone Age to Iron Age.
The sessions are led by Tina Roberts, a qualified teacher and Forest School leader, and Ian Roberts a professional archaeologist.
The Iron Age activities at Herd Farm utilise a typical reconstructed Iron Age farmstead, comprising three authentic full-sized replica roundhouses within a ditched enclosure, set in the rolling rural setting of north Leeds. The exciting setting is conducive to understanding and appreciating the challenges of prehistoric life and the skills and ingenuity that were required to survive over 2,000 years ago.
You and your pupils will spend a day in an Iron Age Village and find out how our ancestors lived. In the afternoon pupils and accompanying adults will dress as Iron Age villagers and take part in exciting dynamic activities that reflect day to day life in the Iron Age.
The day will be spent outside so pupils and accompanying adults will need to be prepared for the weather.
A typical day could include:
Activities on the day vary according to the length of the visit, questions posed by pupils, weather and season. Iron Age Activities could include:
There are alternatives to the Iron Age Expereince: