Southwater pupils stepped back to Stone Age times recently when they visited Worthing Museum.
Children in years three and four at Castlewood School, who are studying the Stone Age, explored the museum looking at the relics, many of which were discovered at Cissbury Ring, Chanctonbury Ring and the surrounding area.
Katy Smith, year three teacher, said: “It is impossible to put a value on the benefits this kind of visit gives our children.
“The hands-on experience inspires them to think more deeply about history, particularly when the local area is involved and to write creatively.”
The museum ran the workshop for the pupils in the form of an archaeological dig and the children were able to search for and handle artefacts, and take rubbings.
They also took the opportunity to develop their map skills by studying the contour lines on maps of the locality where objects from the Stone Age had been previously uncovered.
Isla, from year four, said: “I loved wearing the helmets and jackets for digging.”
Georgia, also in year four commented: “It was awesome to be allowed to touch the Stone Age things.”