HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
Go back to the stone age at Chesham Open Air Museum’s Wolf Brother day
VISITORS could take a trip back in time to six thousand years ago at the Chiltern Open Air Museum yesterday (Wednesday).
As part of the school’s programme at the museum, the learning department created a theme day which links prehistory with literacy based on the popular book Wolf Brother.
Author Michelle Paver launched the new Wolf Brother theme day which ties in with the prehistoric setting of her book, and also signed copies for the children.
The book is the first volume in the celebrated Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series.
Staff at the museum have created the atmosphere of the story using the mesolithic site and beautiful woodlands the museum’s grounds.
Children were then asked to live the story and on meet characters inferred from the story to gain some understanding of what it was like to live during the Stone Age era.
Museum education officer, Cathy Simon, said: “We learnt how empowered children felt when a story context was explored and brought to life for them and saw that this empowering really made an impact on the quality of their writing, so we’re delighted to be able to offer this unique opportunity to schools.”
The museum is also running a special learning day for home educators on Thursday, May 26, which includes a Wolf Brother workshop.
For further information and future events visit www.coam.org.uk
Firing imaginationed: The Chiltern Open Air Museum has launched a theme day based on the book Wolf Brother
Animal magic: At the Wolf Brother day.