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A Handy Guide To Survive The Stone Age

Interactive, drama-history workshop.
Workshop Summary

Have your students got what it takes to survive the Stone Age? They’ll get to find out in our handy survival guide.


Our practitioners will teach your class the timeline of the Stone Age, how to hunt and gather, swing a bull roarer, and release their arty side with a spot of cave painting.


Our award-winning ‘A Handy Guide to Survive the Stone Age’ workshop is “a fantastic afternoon (or morning!) full of fun”. We will engage, entertain and educate your students by incorporating drama, role-play, live performance, activities, and storytelling.

This workshop is “Informative! Engaging! Brilliant! Memorable!” We utilise the structure and interactivity of a drama workshop to bring history to life for all. This ensures that “children are engaged throughout the entire session.”

Be amazed as your students use their acting skills to become visual aids to assist in the learning of their peers!

We promise that your students will “learn a lot through active learning.”

Workshop Activities

In our half-day ‘A Handy Guide to Survive the Stone Age’ workshop, your students will:

  • Travel through the timeline of the Stone Age, from the Palaeolithic to the Neolithic. Children will recreate each era using their acting skills, in turn, becoming visual aids to assist their peers in their learning.

  • Discover important weapons and key inventions. Students will undertake various activities and challenges to learn how these innovative items were used.

  • Learn the purpose of a Bull Roarer and how to use it to communicate with a Stone Age tribe. Students will use our Bull Roarer props to complete an exciting activity.

  • Practice hunting & gathering techniques and figure out how to collect safe foods for the tribe. Students will be able to take part in our game show-like gathering challenge to see if they can avoid deadly 'foods’.

  • Train to be a cave painter and uncover the secrets of these amazing paintings. Students will use their body postures and facial expressions to bring cave art to life.

  • Work as a team to outsmart dangerous Mega Fauna, such as a Terror Bird. One of our practitioners will take on the role of a deadly Terror Bird and challenge the students to use their sneaking skills and problem solving powers to retrieve an egg from the nest.

In our full-day ‘A Handy Guide to Survive the Stone Age’ workshop, your students will enjoy all of the above activities, plus:

  • Take part in an expanded version of our Cave Painting Challenge, covering making paint, animals, hunting, and survival tips.

  • Uncover how Stonehenge was built and discover if they have the strength to move one of the enormous Sarcen stones.

  • Take part in a funtastic gathering challenge. The pupils will see if they can identify which food is safe to gather using only their smelling prowess.

Half-Day and Full-Day sessions available.

This workshop contains the following historical replicas for pupils to handle:

  • Mesolithic Axe

  • Paleolithic Spear

  • Neolithic Bull Roarer

  • Terror Bird Eggs & Nest


Find out what other teachers think of our Stone Age workshop:

''Excellent afternoon with Stone Age learning  delivered in an entertaining and fun way. The wide age range was fully engaged throughout and super quiz to check/recap at end showed what a lot they'd learnt.'

                                  - Beetham CE Primary

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National Curriculum Links:
  • Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

  • Late Neolithic hunter-gatherers and early farmers

  • Stone Age religion and technology

  • Stonehenge

  • Tribal kingdoms

  • Hunting, gathering and farming

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