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Farmer Day KS2

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Farmers Day  Suitable for pupils KS2, 7 years old+

A Fun & Educational Living History Day


Please note: to make an even greater experience for your pupils as part of Celtic Harmony education days all staff members delivering education are in heritage period appropriate costumes.


Your pupils can experience a full range of Iron Age activities and a great introduction in the Chieftain roundhouse:

  • Grinding grain on quern stones
  • Baking bread on the hearth
  • Carding & spinning wool
  • Weaving cloth
  • Dyeing yarn
  • Trading at the market

Farmer Day with Manuden School

Traders (Trading in the afternoon has two parts:)

Part 1: your class will swap real artefacts as they role play as Iron Age characters and use numerical problem solving in the trading game to barter for a wide range of goods.

Part 2: your pupils will enjoy Trading with Celtic coins, by swapping their pocket money for Catuvellaunni coins to trade for the more precious produce in the shop, with a wide range of heritage produce supporting local craftsmen.

This exciting day will help you work towards many curricular outcomes. Iron Age hill forts: tribal kingdoms,farming,art and culture.

Farmer Day

"Just experiencing it benefitted the children learning the most, you don't get that in a classroom." - Pixmore Junior School, Oct 2016

"Fantastic day out, thank you so much.  There was a real buzz and all fully participated."  - Ramsey Manor, Oct 2016

Price £13 per student

  • Adult Helpers FREE
  • A full day of hands-on challenges from 10am until 2.30pm/3pm
  • Ratio of 1 adult helper to 8 Children

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  • Organise your trip call 01438 718543 to check availability and go back in time with our Farmers Day

As featured in Times Educational Supplement 2008
'Target the small and local if you want to find fulfilling places to visit with your pupils.' says Hannah Frankel and provides Celtic Harmony Camp as an example 'Pupils will find themselves weaving, spinning, grinding grain, making bread, hunter-gathering and trading at this Iron Age Village.'

War Painting

A pupil having her face painted with Celtic Symbols.

Grinding Grain

Pupils grinding grain with Quern Stones at a School Farmer Day.


Pupils trading at a School Farmer Day.

Group Weaving

Pupils weaving at a School Farmer Day.

Herb Garden

Pupils learning about herbs and plants in the village's Herb Garden at a School Farmer Day.

Grinding Grain

Pupils learning to live in the Iron Age at a School Farmer Day.

Girls Weaving

3 girls weaving at our Carding, Spinning and Weaving activity at a School Farmer Day.

Bread Making

Dough Making