What a lovely day! We arrived at Sheringham Park in time for a snack and toilet break before meeting Rob our Sheringham Park leader. He lead us on a Stone Age forage through the woody areas of the park looking for food that hunter gatherers might have eaten. He carefully identified edible roots, plants and berries.
Next, children learned how our ancestors would have made fire. The children understood that fire needs three elements: heat, fuel and oxygen. They gathered their fuel for the fire using dried grass, small sticks, newspapers and a little pad of cotton wool to kindle the spark. With a little practise each group lit a small fire using a flint and steel.
Finally we finished with lunch and a run about before heading back to school. A fun time was had by all.