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Three Teachers To Live As Ancient Britons

Hooke Court Ancient Britons

8:04am 7th April 2014

Three West Dorset teachers will be sleeping in huts and eating mutton for a week.

The field study tutors at Hooke Court near Beaminster will be living as Ancient Britons and are inviting schools to come visit at the end of the month (22nd- 28th of April.)

Six primary schools from Bridport are already involved in the project, and will be spending half a day at Hooke Court taking part in activities including building a waffle fence, attempting Celtic face art and using dyed wool to make felt.

The tutors struggles will also be broadcast twice daily on the Field Study and Activity Centres Youtube channel with schools nationwide being invited to watch and interact via social media.

Chris McConnell is the Director of Field Studies thought up the idea and will be taking part. He said the tutors will be sticking to the rules:

"We have included on our list of activities, we're attempting to make barley beers so that hopefully by the end of our week we'll could be as close to luxury as we might manage to get. But no, we're fairly certain that we want to try and do it all as realistically as possible."

Chris told us the thing that he was most dreading about the experience was the lack of coffee paired with the early mornings, but he was most looking forward "to see(ing) the reaction of the children to some of the activities we've got planned, such as building a simple stone tool."

More information can be found at Hooke Court's website here:

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