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 have two home education days for your interest. REMEMBER do not pay for tickets for adults. All adults go free of charge, as do siblings, as observers.
Roman writing day https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/519657448417
During this session you will use smithy tools, bellows and make a stylus from a piece of metal. You will then gather material to make a wax tablet, play Roman games and keep score on your new writing tablet.
£20 per child 6+. Siblings and adults free
Stone age hunter gatherer day https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/519637378387
During the Stone age, the hunter gatherer was essential for their travels. During this session you will make rope (cordage) then using leather you will make a pouch to keep your hunter gatherer items dry and make a fire. Children will use stone tools and their bare hands to create this kit.
£20 per child 6+ siblings and adults free.
We look forward to welcoming you to our site.