Then why not join us for a residential Duke of Edinburgh week. We will focus on ancient building construction & repair, tools & techniques, and introduce students to a variety of other ancient skills including archery and fire-making.
Cost is just £375.00
This includes accommodation, all meals and materials
Places are limited so contact us to book early to avoid disappointment. We are currently taking bookings for 2023!
This unique experience takes place at The Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne, Dorset working qualified and experienced Outdoor Education staff.
Our reconstructed buildings range from the Stone Age to the Viking period.
The main focus of the week is to learn traditional construction methods, using authentic tools and to complete a range of repair, maintenance and construction tasks on site. This will run each day, alongside other skills/activities. There will also be the opportunity for free time after the main activities have finished for the day.
Past examples have included thatching buildings, building a roof and building a watercourse from the Roman water lifting machine to the vegetable allotment.
Participants will also be given the chance to experience other “hands on” ancient skills which could include traditional fire making, authentic cookery, rope and cordage making, monolith moving and storytelling.
Your accommodation will be in our fantastic Viking Longhouse – the only one of its kind in the UK. Please note that the accommodation is open plan, with communal sleeping in a hall. Participants should treat this as ‘indoor’ camping.
To reserve your place please complete a Booking Form and Residential Booklet from the links below and return to the ATC together with a deposit cheque of £100.00 (cheques made payable to Dorset Council) or pay online using the link provided on the form.
Placements are allocated on a first come, first serve basis so you may with to email us to check our availability before booking your place.