Pupils and parents alike got prehistoric when a caveman camped out on school grounds.

At the beginning of this week the straggly haired Will Lord set up his tent on Waltham Holy Cross School's field.

Class by class students filtered into his colourful den, to learn primitive survival and bush-crafting skills.

As well as carving bronze arrow heads, the caveboys and girls learnt how to gut a fish.

On Tuesday afternoon Mr Lord invited in parents keen to have a look.

Erica Barnett, headteacher, said: "He spent three drays camping in our gardens and the children go out during their classes and learn about prehistoric society.

"They absolutely loved it and the whole thing is amazing for learning that part of history.

"The parents also really liked it. We are a really big community here."