A first-hand taster of early civilisation

Woodhall Primary School were visited by former Young Archaeologist of the Year, James Dilley

Pictured: Michael Carter (7) and Olivia Smith (7) ANL-160512-161111009
Woodhall Primary School were visited by former Young Archaeologist of the Year, James Dilley Pictured: Michael Carter (7) and Olivia Smith (7) ANL-160512-161111009

Pupils at a Sudbury primary school were transformed back to the Stone Age after a visit from a former young archaeologist of the year. James Dilley spent Monday at Woodhall Community Primary School teaching Year 3 pupils about Stone Age life.

They covered a range of topics from traditional dress to the animals that would have been hunted, as well as how fires would have been lit and how tools were created from animal bones and by flint-knapping. Headteacher Matthew Fuller said: “The pupils are learning about the Stone Age and this was a great way to bring it to life. They learnt how clothes were made, the food they would have eaten and they also watched James create a flint-knapped knife. It all enabled them to become immersed in Stone Age life.”

Woodhall Primary School were visited by former Young Archaeologist of the Year, James Dilley ANL-160512-161227009

Woodhall Primary School were visited by former Young Archaeologist of the Year, James Dilley ANL-160512-161227009

James, who won the Young Archaeologist of the Year title in 2007, dressed up in authentically made Stone Age clothing and brought in artefacts including skulls and flint-knapped arrow heads.

Woodhall Primary School were visited by former Young Archaeologist of the Year, James Dilley

Pictured; Abbie-May Martin (8) and Veronica Clayton (7) ANL-160512-161124009

Woodhall Primary School were visited by former Young Archaeologist of the Year, James Dilley Pictured; Abbie-May Martin (8) and Veronica Clayton (7) ANL-160512-161124009

Woodhall Primary School were visited by former Young Archaeologist of the Year, James Dilley ANL-160512-161213009

Woodhall Primary School were visited by former Young Archaeologist of the Year, James Dilley ANL-160512-161213009

Woodhall Primary School were visited by former Young Archaeologist of the Year, James Dilley ANL-160512-161007009

Woodhall Primary School were visited by former Young Archaeologist of the Year, James Dilley ANL-160512-161007009

Woodhall Primary School were visited by former Young Archaeologist of the Year, James Dilley ANL-160512-161331009

Woodhall Primary School were visited by former Young Archaeologist of the Year, James Dilley ANL-160512-161331009