Prep Pupils Get a Taste of Ancient Britain
Berries and seeds were on the menu for Year 4 this week as they sampled a Stone Age diet during a hands-on history lesson.
Berries and seeds were on the menu for Year 4 this week as they sampled a Stone Age diet during a hands-on history lesson. The tasty treats, including pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, blackberries, raspberries and redcurrants, would probably all have been enjoyed by our ancient ancestors around 3,500 BC.
The 8- and 9-year-olds have been learning about the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods as part of their ‘Stone Age Life’ history topic this term. Lessons have so far focussed on nomadic hunter-gatherers, the development of farming, and settlements such as the village of Skara Brae in Orkney.
History teacher Mrs Sam Roper said: “The children all enjoyed stepping back into the Stone Age to try a variety of seeds and berries. They have also produced a fantastic display of hand prints and cave art for the classroom.”