LEARNING the messy art of clunching mud and chalk to make a wall was one of the activities girls and boys from The Royal School enjoyed most on a trip to Butser Ancient Farm.

Pupils have been learning about prehistoric Britain in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and were given the opportunity for some hands-on experience.

One highlight was the archaeological dig where the children were thrilled to uncover bones and flints.

They also tried their hand at chalk carving, cording ropes and feeding the ancient breeds of sheep and goats.