Creswell Crags launches a brand new digital learning service for December 2020

Our brand-new digital livestreaming service, which we have piloted with schools through November, brings the unique archaeology and engaging guides of Creswell Crags into your classroom! Using our greenscreen technology and closeup cameras, let us guide you through the past. You’ll be able to have a close look at some of our real collection objects, rarely seen by the public!

We have two exciting sessions designed to compliment your KS2 History Stone Age topic, or your KS 2 Evolution topic, delivered to you as a private link via Zoom.

Here’s what one of the first teachers to experience the sessions had to say:

‘The team at Creswell Crags has provided Colston Bassett School children with some super online learning.  Each session has gone a long way to fulfil the extended curriculum requirements in place of a school trip.  The lessons are well structured and interesting and provide the children with a view into many aspects of history and evolution.  There is an abundance of artefacts for the children to look at and they can explore what Creswell Crags may have looked like many thousands of years ago.  The lessons are appropriately pitched and suitably entertaining;  each age group really enjoyed their online lessons.  It is clear that the team at Creswell Crags have put a great deal of time and effort into providing such amazing lessons and we are very grateful to them for such a beneficial learning experience.  We hope that we will be able to visit Creswell Crags for ourselves very soon and say a big thank you in person for all their hard work.  We highly recommend their online lessons as a valuable learning experience.’  Headteacher, Colston Bassett Preparatory School

Sessions on offer will be:

Simply the Stone Age 

Puzzling over the Palaeolithic? Need to know about the Neolithic? This session is for you! Our “Simply the Stone Age” session is a quick romp through the three stages of the British Stone Age. Learn about the changes in the humans, animals and environment from the earliest of our ancestors to foot in our region, all the way through to the settlements and stone henges of the first farmers. Facilitated by a knowledgeable and engaging member of our Learning team, you will see splendid Stone Age artefacts close-up – some of which were found right here at Creswell Crags!

Curricular links: KS2 History – Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

Session times: 10:30 – 11:30 am or 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Capacity: 30 pupils per session

Price: £70

Duration: 1 hour (plus 15 mins Q&A time at the end)

The session concludes with a Q&A, so have your questions at the ready! We also provide activity ideas, linked to the session content, to support further learning and exploration of the topic.

Examining Evolution

Mutation, selection, adaptation – oh my! This session explores the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, or how life on Earth came to be so wonderfully diverse. We’ll take you through some of the basic principles, like what mutations are, and how mechanisms like natural selection can eventually lead to huge changes through time! Using examples from our museum collection, we’ll illustrate these ideas with plants, animals and even ourselves, touching on case studies by Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace and other important figures in the world of biology.

Curricular links: KS2 Science – Evolution

Session times: 10:30 – 11:30 am or 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Capacity: 30 pupils per session

Price: £70

Duration: 1 hour (plus 15 mins Q&A time at the end)

The session concludes with a Q&A, so have your questions at the ready! We also provide activity ideas, linked to the session content, to support further learning and exploration of the topic.

Please note: this session makes mention of the role of sexual selection (mate choice) in evolutionary theory, but does not discuss the mechanics of reproduction itself.

How To Book

If you would like to book a livestreamed session, please see the Education section of our website for further information and a link to the booking form.