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British KS 2 & 3 Prehistory Stone Age to Iron Age

We visit KS 2 & 3 Classes Across UK & represent British Prehistory, from Stone Age to Iron Age.  

 

We work with many Schools and have formed a close bond with a number of Museums.  

 

Here you will find video's, publications and materials to help you with your lessons.  

Our staff have Clear Fully-Enhanced Disclosures & we posess £2 Million Public Liability/indemnity Cover.

 

If you want "Rent-a-Celt" to spend the day in your school with a "Hands on" history day:

 

 

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Living History and Reconstructed Interpretation of Ancient History has only been possible thanks to modern advances in Archaeology & Excavation Techniques. Reconstructed Iron Age Settlements, started with the pioneering work of Butser Ancient Farm in Hampshire in the 1960's and later sprouting into a plethora of Reproduction Iron Age sites across Britain.  

 

When we present to the children, we are no longer relying on presenting the best educated guess, but we can explain to the children with a degree of certainty, where the Ancient People came from, What they wore, How they lived and how they did things.  

 

From 2008 to 2012 I was the only dedicated,full time "Ancient British Interpreter" visiting Classrooms across UK delivering the Ancient British Culture to KS 2 & 3 students.  

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Building a Round House

 

 

Hearth & Home

 

Sheep to Shawl

 

 

Herbs & Medicine

 

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Be a part of our ongoing Roundhouse construction this summer.

Learn: Wattle & Daubing

Thatching with River Read

Painting with Iron Oxide Paints

Come and learn hands on lifeskills from the Iron Age, Firemaking,

Cooking on the Open Fure, Buttermaking, Soapmaking and How to use a Clay Oven

Learn how to take dirty fleece, clean it, comb it, spin it

on a drop spindle and weave it on an Iron Age loom.

Learn Natural Dyeing Techniques

Learn to identify Native British Herbs, learn which are edible and their medicinal properties.

Create some poltices, ointments and learn how our Iron Age ancestors may have used them.

Prices from £40 per Person

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Come & Join our Summer Workshops

This term, ‘The Celts’ has been misleading and many people today think that the inhabitants of Britain and Ireland were also Celts. However it is now generally accepted that the Britons and Gauls of Europe were different cultural groups but whom both understood iron production and traded with one another.

 

When the Romans spoke off Gauls, Gallia or Celtae they were referring to different tribes of people whom stretched from Northern Italy to France, from southern Germany to parts of Spain.

 

We know that the basis for their language was shared but had many regional dialects, they worshipped the same God’s and Goddesses, but each tribe used variations on the names of these deities.  We shouldn't think of the Celts as one people. Rather as Prof. Raimund Karl explains: "Individual fruit are different colours, shapes and tastes, but collectively they are all described as fruit. We should view the many tribes from the perspective of their differences rather than their few similarities"

 

Britons and those Iron Age people in Ireland are thought to have been the descendants of the Bronze Age Farmers and earlier Mesolithic hunters who had lived in Britain and Ireland since the Stone Age or before the water levels rose and separated them from the European Continent. The Romans tell us that they too considered the Britons to be separate from Gauls however; Caesar describes trade between the south of Britain and the Gauls and notes that in those areas the communities were very similar.

 

So rather than talk about "The Celts" we will be defining our information and referring to "Ancient Britons".

Should we say "Celts" or "Ancient Britons"?

These videos are currently being remastered and edited in HD and will be available as one long film this summer.

 

The new film will include all new footage and previously unseen footage as well as a better quality sound.

 

Filmed on an Hitachi 1080 HD Camera

& Filmed on location at Castell Henllys Iron Age Farm in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.

 

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Schools & Museum Visits

We visit Primary Schools KS 2 & KS 3 classes Nationwide with Curriculum Relevant Content, Hands On History Tasks - Breadmaking, Pottery Making,  Fire Lighting with a Bow drill, Theatre in Education Performances and an Iron Age Burial Ceremony.

 

The day offers lots of show and tell reproduction artefacts and our staff have 7 years Practical Classroom Experience and clear, fully enhanced DBS certification.

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We work closely with the UK's Leading Roman Education Providers.

If you are a teacher who needs extra visual material for your lessons, here are a large selection of living-history, domestic photos of Roundhouses, Central Hearths, Natural Dyed Wools and everyday tools such a fish traps, ploughs and farming tools. If you are looking for images of artefacts and or Warriors, then please click the respective links at the bottom of page one.

 

You may use any of these images in your multi-media board presentations in class or print them off to illustrate the walls. However, not all of the images are Copyright to Rent-a-Celt. A handful copyright to other individuals & groups, so if you are not sure, please ask for permission before using them outside your classroom. Thank you.

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