The Neanderthal Experience- Year 3 History Trip to Lewa

On Wednesday, 11th October, Year 3 children were out at Lewa for t heir historical enquiry lesson. They were overly excited to explore the historical remains of the prehistoric period looking at primary sources of evidence at the Stone Age museum.

Led by Calum and Sophie Mcfalarne, the children discovered that the hand axes used in Kenya by the Neanderthals were made out of volcanic stone and not flint that was found in Britain. From the evidence, they deduced that the hand axes were skilfully made as killer frisbees that could be thrown and spin around piercing the target from the sharp end, skinning animals and to woe women as the men showcased their skills.

The children were then led to the discovery of the Rock Gong, a musical instrument which was tapped for worship and later on used as a game of bao.

This was culminated with lighting a fire and eating lunch in a cave just like it was done in the Paleolithic times.

The children had a fantastic experiential history lesson.
Asante Sana Calum and Sophie Macfalane for organizing and leading this History session.