Prehistory in Nidderdale

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Prehistory in the Primary School Syllabus

A Schools Forum has been created to link local primary schools with the work of Iron-Age (Nidderdale) Community Archaeology Group to assist in the implementation of the revised National Curriculum. This will be achieved mainly by arranging visits to schools by members of the group and site visits by school parties to see the remains of prehistoric setlements and other features.


The data and resources of the group will also be available to schools as and when appropriate.


The group's Education Co-ordinator is Richard Langley (


The program of school activities started with a History Day at Grewelthorpe School. which was followed by the school's Museum Day Since then we have been involved in History Days with schools at Burnt Yates, Dacre Braithwaite, Ripley School, St Cuthbert's in Pateley Bridge and Fountains CE Primary at Grantley. Work has also been done with Fountains Earth School at Lofthouse

Bronze Age Rock Art near Gouthwaite Reservoir - Sally's Rock