Stone Age for Schools

Elliot Ling appointed as Project Firestone Education officer

As schoolchildren across the country begin to be taught Britain’s Stone Age, Torquay’s prehistoric cavern, once home to Neanderthals and Britain’s very first early modern humans, has taken on Elliot Ling, a graduate from University of Plymouth to support schools as they incorporate the Stone Age into the classroom.

Mayor of Torbay, Gordon Oliver said: “I am delighted to see the oldest dwelling in the country take on its newest recruit, to deliver education and entertainment to young people in Torbay.

“The unique geological asset that is Kents Cavern is not only one of the UK’s favourite attractions – it also provides valuable interpretation about Torbay’s fascinating natural heritage from prehistory to the Victorian age and the present day.

“I wish Elliot every success in the Firestone project, it’s always good to see new jobs created for graduates locally. I urge all Torbay schools to take up this great opportunity to delve into the Stone Age experience with a hands-on approach that will inspire and enthral 7 to 11 year olds.”