Jersey Heritage, with the support of the One Foundation, has launched an educational Prehistoric Project that will provide all Jersey primary school children with the chance to learn about the Prehistoric past of Jersey and the special story that Jersey tells about the Ice Age.
The Prehistoric Project will see every Jersey primary school receive:
- A full resource pack containing lesson plans, quizzes, fact sheets, activity sheets, timeline detail and reference picture covering the Palaeolithic period in Jersey’s history.
- A complete Palaeolithic handling collection containing 10 specially commissioned and handmade replica items from the Ice Age. All 32 primary schools will be given this to have and keep at their school.
The One Foundation’s sponsorship has enabled Jersey Heritage to offer free transport for the schools to see the exhibition with an educational guide and to take part in an Ice Age Workshop.
Commenting on the initiative, Year 4 D’Auvergne School teacher Josie Le Claire says: “It’s an amazing opportunity to get to take part in the Ice Age Workshop and be guided around the exhibition. The children are incredibly excited to be given their own handling collection for the classroom as it really brings local history alive for them’
The Ice Age workshops are provided by a UK demonstrator and flint knapping expert, James Dilley (who also made the handling collections). He will show the children some of the different tools, talk about how they are made, how Neanderthals lived their lives and show how the tools were made by knapping the flint.