CLOtC and Celtic Harmony to provide LOtC course for teachers

Date Posted: 19/03/2018

A new collaboration between educational charity Celtic Harmony and The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) has been announced and will provide a new course for teachers.

The new programme entitled Teaching Prehistory Outside the Classroom will support planning and delivering an engaging Prehistory topic at Key Stage 2.  

Teaching Prehistory Outside the Classroom

The hands-on course aims to explore the changes in Britain from Stone and Bronze Age to Iron Age and will give teachers the opportunity to learn techniques such as cordage making and basic flint knapping, as well as learning about herbs, dying, carding and weaving wool.

The course will take place at Celtic Harmony Camp in Hertfordshire, a suitable location to inspire knowledge and understanding of the subject, set in woodland in a reconstructed Prehistory settlement with seven roundhouses.

Elaine Skates, chief executive of CLOtC said: “We are very excited about the new training delivered in partnership with Celtic Harmony. 

“I know that this course will inspire teachers and give them the tools they need to create exciting activities to develop their pupils’ attainment and understanding.”

Celtic Harmony commented: ‘We are delighted to launch this new engaging course in collaboration with LOTC, combining hands-on activity from primitive skills expert Luca Parrella and interactive talks from dynamic speaker/archaeologist Keith Fitzpatrick Matthews, to inspire teachers’ imaginations and give them the knowledge to bring their Prehistory topic to life.'

About Celtic Harmony

The attraction offers both day trips and residentials for schools which cover different eras of history, tying in with the curriculum.

A visit or residential is suited for key Stage 1 and 2 classes.

Celtic Harmony’s outdoor Prehistory education programme has been running for 20 years, and the charity was a finalist in the School Travel Awards, for Best Venue for History Learning, in 2017. 

For more information, visit www.lotc.org.uk.

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