School Roundhouse Builds

For many years the we have offered outreach projects to schools. Outreach projects can be a good way for a school to develop its outside space, enhance its learning outside the classroom and creating a school spirit. Our outreach projects are flexible, can be tailored to your requirements and involve your children in some of the same hands on experiences they would discover at the Ancient Technology Centre.

Our team arrive at your school for the start of a two week project*.  Each day we bring trailer loads of hazel rods, stakes and thatching reed and over the next ten days your children join us in sessions and construct a traditionally built  roundhouse. The house will be completed with a thatched roof and your children can daub the walls and decorate them. These buildings have a lifespan of around ten years if the thatch is maintained periodically and provide a fantastic outside space for role play, reading corners or a focus for history projects. Your school can embellish the house with small wheat fields or vegetable plots to keep the project growing year on year.  For an idea of costs please contact us for more information.

* Time period based on 4 metre diameter  Roundhouse build.

Click on the video below to view an example of a successful past outreach project at Ruscombe.

The Stone Age at Rushcombe