Meet a Stone Age man
Meet a Stone Age man
Find out about the Stone Age
Find out about the Stone Age
Roman Heritage Theme Day
Roman Heritage Theme Day
Learn about the past
Learn about the past
Anglo Saxon and Roman Education Days
Anglo Saxon and Roman Education Days

New Roman, Anglo Saxon and Stone Age Theme Days at CONKERS 2017 during February and March.  

There are 7 dates to choose from.

  • Roman theme days - 28th of February
  • Anglo Saxon theme days -  8th  and 9th of March 
  • Stone Age theme days - 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th March                             

We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your class to CONKERS soon for your Roman, Anglo Saxon or Stone Age Theme Day. Feedback from previous years has told us that many teachers like to prepare their class for an educational visit to CONKERS, because, the children get so much more out of the day if they have touched on the topics in class beforehand. 

So here is a brief description of the workshops your class will be enjoying in a few weeks’ time when they visit CONKERS.

Our Roman Day 28th of February:

  • Meet a Centurion - join the Legion! The Britons are revolting, and we need new soldiers to defeat them. Find out what it takes to join the most disciplined army in the ancient world.
  • Life under the Romans - meet a slave, and learn about life in a Roman Villa.  Also, discover the exotic foods the Romans brought with them.
  • Building a Better Britain - children compare and contrast a number of Roman inventions to do with bathing, road building and central heating and create an aqueduct in competition with each other.
  • Meet Boudicca - children have an audience with Queen Boudicca! She tells the story of her life so far and enlists the children into her army.
  • Roman Mosaics - what villa is complete without mosaics? Learn how to arrange your tesserae, and make beautiful floors, and works of art.
  • Celts & Druids - children meet a British Roman to discover what life was like before the Romans arrived and how it has changed.

Our Anglo Saxon Days 8th and 9th of March:

  • Meet Alfred the Great - an audience with the King! He looks back on his exciting life and regales us with tales of his battles.
  • Saxon Entertainment - what do we do when the work is done for the day? Stories and games! Stories play a special role in life. Children find out how stories are used.
  • Settlers or Invaders - when you are travelling, looking for a new, better place to live, you need to decide where to settle down. The children are asked for their help in determining the right place for a new settlement. Let’s hope the locals are friendly.
  • Live like a Saxon - when you visit a village, there are various characters to meet who all play a different role in village life. Children explore the various jobs needed in a village economy and discuss the hierarchy among the villagers.
  • Saxon Clothing - when Winter is 'Looming', make sure you've got the skills to create warm and comfortable clothes.
  • Norman Invasion - learn about the tactics used at the Battle of Hastings, and practice your fighting skills with a Saxon Warrior.

Our Stone Age Days  22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th March:

  • Meet a Tribe Member - when you enter this workshop, sit down, be quiet and wait to see what is happening!
  • Beliefs & Burials - children discuss the beliefs of Stone and Bronze Age peoples and explore their worshipping practices and rituals. 
  • From Hunters to Farmers - children compare and contrast the difference in lifestyle between hunter gatherers and early farmers. What do they hunt and gather? And what role does technology play? 
  • Weapons - from picking up a rock, to shooting a missile. Learn how our ancestors developed the tools to hunt and survive, in a dangerous world.
  • Trading in Stone Age - a History Explorer takes the children on a journey, following Stone Age peoples on their travels. Where did they go to trade, how did they get there and what were they hoping to trade? 
  • Grinding Grain - after gathering grains from the fields, the next step is to grind them into flour. Children grind some grain using both a saddle quern and a rotary quern and compare the two. They take their flour back to class.


To book

Price per child only £9! 

For more information or to book your class, please contact the  Education Team on 01283 216633 or email education@visitconkers.com 

Education - Theme Days
Education - Theme Days

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