A Caveman Experience

Birch class were really lucky today as one of our students gave us a real caveman experience and taught us how to make a lasso from Willow Vines.  This is something people living in the Stone Age would have used to hunt slower animals like pigs and boar. The student had been taught the technique from his granddad who works at a local farm and still uses the same technique today.

The lassos were quite complicated to make because the vines are quite fiddly, but we listened really well and were very patient, so much so, we were even able to practice and catch a few water bottles! Lots of thanks to the student and his granddad for making this afternoon a really great experience.