The aim of the project is to build an Ancient Settlement, including round houses, a long house and workshop. This is to provide a fantastic setting to be used for school visits, to enhance children’s learning and understanding of history, in an engaging fun experience. We have already build a small round house, built with locally sourced materials, wattle and daub walls with a thatched roof, this was to test and develop the idea, we now want to add to this great structure. This pilot scheme has proven to be very successful, visiting school children have been amazed at the site.
The project is a real hands on experience for all involved, we will be building throughout 2016-2017 having open days and weekend events when some reward pledgers can come and have a practical experience and help build part of the Ancient settlement. We hope to see some of you soon.
We will be aiming to:
- Build a round house using some ancient skills -Wattle and daub - with thatched roof
- Construct a traditional long house
- Build small outbuildings and workshop
- Construct fences and gates
- Create an educational resouce
- Experience Ancient life