It is important to us that Home Educated children have access to the same excellent and affordable resources as school children. Here at the Ancient Technology Centre we teach prehistory in an authentic setting using experiential archaeology in learning to underpin the outcomes you want for your children. Our sessions are suitable for the age, ability and aptitude of each child.
We are currently working within government guidelines for COVID-19, therefore activities, and the number of people we can safely accommodate on site per session, will vary. Please book your session via Eventbrite and follow us on Facebook to receive the dates for new sessions as they are released.
As a home educating family it is such a fantastic opportunity to visit the ATC to learn history for home educated children. We've attended two events at the centre, The Vikings and the Battle of Hastings. The latter was specifically created for us when we asked if they could cater for that era in history. The centre itself is absolutely amazing, with a longhouse, roundhouse and other living history buildings and equipment. This added to the authenticity of the event and the children really thrived in the environment, sparking imagination and creativity.
We found staff at the centre extremely welcoming and supportive of the home educating community, which created confidence in families. Andy and his team were all so knowledgable and the supporting activities and games really embodied the learning. Andy even arranged a mock battle of Hastings with the children and parents. The children absolutely loved this and I am sure my daughter will never forget the circumstances to the battle, as she really lived it on her hobby horse with foam sword in hand.
We are so looking forward to more events in the future and feel extremely lucky to have this living history experiences in our learning.
Thank you ATC
We are offering several bespoke days for various home education groups. If these are successful we will offer this to the wider home education community. What do you want your children to learn? Do tell us.
The course details/dates are as follows:
Half-day Iron Age day Tuesday 9th December 2020 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/130015332359
The Iron Age is marked by the beginning of ironworking to make tools, daily items, weapons and jewellery which replaced the use of bronze… but it also was much more than this. The people living during the Iron Age across the whole of Europe and the British Isles are called the Celts. They shared a similar type of culture, art, traditions and society organisation, and were excellent farmers, highly skilled artisans and even … mathematicians! During this Iron Age session we will focus on the Celts of Britain, the Britons, who lived within different tribes and were far from the war-loving, illiterate and dirty barbarians that are still portrayed nowadays in popular culture.
This day is an opportunity for the participants to delve deep into the daily life of people who lived in Britain some 2000 years ago. Not only will the children learn about the period’s history and archaeology, but we will also try to bust a few myths that have been disproved by recent research yet are still sticking to the image of ‘’the Celts’’. After visiting our reconstructed Iron Age roundhouse, the children will have a go at various crafts that would have been carried out at the time … by children their age! The participants will finish the day thinking about what life was like for different people in an Iron Age village (from a chieftain to a travelling merchant) and how the Roman conquest might have changed things, or not.
SOLD OUT - Monday 15th February 2021 Stone Age/Pre-history.
SOLD OUT - Tuesday 16th February 2021 Stone Age/Pre History
A full day of activities has been uniquely tailored for home education students of all ages and is aimed at understanding the way of life for people living in the prehistoric period (from the stone age to the iron age). During this session your children can compare their modern lives to how they would have lived and worked back then, learn first hand how our ancestors have adapted and developed new survival skills and how these skills have been incorporated into modern technology. Depending on the weather the activities to support the learning can include archery, fire lighting, tanning of animal skins, willow weaving and flint knapping.
Please book this Prehistory session via Eventbrite
SOLD OUT - Stone Age 15 February 2021 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/119451900851
SOLD OUT - Tuesday 16th February 2021 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/124269422187
SOLD OUT - Thursday 18th February 2021 Anglo Saxons/Vikings.
SOLD OUT - Friday 19th February 2021 Anglo Saxons/Vikings
As with the Stone Age, comparing life in the Anglo Saxon and Viking periods with life now can introduce home educated children to a whole range of ancient skills. They learn about not just warfare and conflict between the Vikings and Saxons, but the farming, settling, crafts and the valuable information found in written accounts and archaeology that enables us to understand their way of life. This is learnt through weapons/shield training, textiles sessions, natural dyeing of wool and Viking games, all set in authentic surroundings.
The cost per child is £15.00 per session with one adult per family group attending free of charge.
The beauty of home education is that you tell us the exact outcome you want to achieve, and we build that in.
Please book this Anglo-Saxon/Viking session via Eventbrite
SOLD OUT 18th February 2021 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/119459983025
SOLD OUT - 19th February 2021 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/124269422187
As a home educator, please tell us what you want your children to learn and more sessions may follow! Call the office on 01725 517618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org