Duration: 45 minutes

Maximum numbers: 15 children

What do we actually need to survive? Is it really any different to what people needed in the past?

In this workshop your group will think about basic human needs (warmth, shelter, food…) and how those needs can be met, today and in the past. Considering the natural resources that our region has to offer and how our ancestors used them at specific times the group will explore why we live in a house and why houses are the shape they are. As well as looking at construction techniques there will be time to consider the energy and calories people working physically would have needed in comparison to us today.

Tell us whether your focus is Anglo- Saxon/Medieval/Tudor/Victorian or cross period and we will highlight this era of history for your group.

The 45-minute session takes the form of a guided walk with some hands-on activities.


Survival in the past Risk Assessment