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Repeating History - Viking and Anglo Saxon School Visits

REPEATING HISTORY – VIKING AND ANGLO SAXON SCHOOL VISITS

Teaching KS2 History and looking for a WOW day when you teach the VIKINGS OR ANGLO SAXONS?! Consider us instead of a trip out.

Book a full day, hands on and interactive workshop for your school, based in your school hall, to explore the turbulent world of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings in 10th Century AD.

Your Viking or Anglo Saxon visitor will help your class examine what life was like; considering home life, religion, work, battle, trade and food in a fun and hands on way!


We bring swords, shield, spears. helmets, axes, chain mail…. along with bowls, spoons, a cooking pot, a quern milling stone, strategy board games, drinking horns, jewellery, clothing, shoes, coins and more with us. We just need a hall for the day and a few details on timings from you and we take care of the rest.

GRIND GRAIN TO MAKE FLOUR

We bring along a quern stone, which the children use to grind grain, to make flour that would be used for bread etc. Makes you appreciate how easy we have it being able to buy a sliced loaf! 

TRY ON HELMETS, CLOTHES AND JEWELLERY

We bring along a large selection of helmets, clothes and jewellery for the children to touch, feel and try on. Try on heavy helmets and feel how scratchy a woolen tunic would be!

TAKE THE CHAINMAIL LIFTING CHALLENGE!

We bring along authentic replica chainmail. Heavy stuff! We have a competition to see who can lift for the longest!

FOOD OF THE TIME

we bring along a range of plastic foods (so no need to worry about allergies!). Some from the time and some not. Can you pick which is which?

LEARN TO WRITE IN RUNES

We learn how to write in runes with one of our activities. A slightly different alphabet!

WHAT JOBS DID THEY HAVE?

What type of jobs did they do? Find out all about occupations of the time. 

LET’S PLAY SOME GAMES!

We play some traditional games such as stick wrestling, hnefatafl, dice games and some more!

GO TO BATTLE

We bring 30 replica shields and spears and learn some norse battle commands and charge into battle!

WHERE DO WE COVER

We cover the whole of England.







Some of our workshops may be provided by one of our Partner Companies closer to your location. But you will always receive the same great experience!

Why a School Visit?

School trips are an important part of school life, but we think we can beat them! Providing a memorable school visit, that in our opinion beats any other way of teaching history.

COST

Great value and generally cheaper than a day’s coach hire!

HANDS ON

The children can touch and feel replica weaponry, try out crafts and strategy board games, grind grain to flour, learn to write in runes plus much more.

EASY

No logistical planning and organisation of coaches, lunch boxes, permission slips, museums etc…. just pick a day and we do the rest!

EXCLUSIVE

The children have their very own Warrior to ask as many questions of as they wish … and believe us we still get a new question in each school visit!

IMMERSIVE

The children are totally immersed in the subject for the day, with no distractions.

TIME FRIENDLY

No long coach trips – the full day can be spent learning and enjoying.

FAQ

Here are some of our most commons questions. Email Us  should you have any questions not answered here!

What does a typical school workshop visit include? 
Hosted by a Warrior in authentic dress with extensive knowledge of the Viking & Anglo Saxon age….we form a shield wall and charge with spears and shields, grind grain into flour, try on  clothing, guess the real foods of the period, touch and feel replica weaponry and armour, pick an authentic name and job and learn to write in runes, play  strategy boards games plus learn lots of fun facts in our end of day quiz.
We provide you with a specific timed schedule for your visit a week prior to the event.
We generally follow a general overview of the times, but do ask if you would rather we focus on a specific area of study.
What group sizes do you cater for?
We can accommodate up to 90 children in 1 day workshop and have booked a number of 2 day workshop events for schools wanting an experience for over 90 children. We organise the schedule for the day differently depending on numbers, to make sure the time is used to the best effect
Are you happy for schools to take photos, video or audio if appropriate? 
Yes, absolutely. We also may take some photographs for marketing purposes. Let us know if this is an issue.
Are your team CRB/DBS checked for attending schools etc?
Yes, and please ask for a copy for your visitor.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Yes, for £5m. Please ask for a copy.
Is specific clothing required for when you visit?
No, but we always recommend that schools take advantage and organise a dressing up day. Often it can be a great lead up to the event for the children to make cardboard shields, helmets and swords in class, in advance of the day.
We also provide various replica clothing for children to try on during the day.
Where will you hold the visit within the school
Please ensure a suitable sized space such as a school hall, gym or dining room is booked. We can work in classrooms if you are tight on space. Or a mixture of hall and classrooms if the hall is used for other things during the day. Give us the detail and we work around it.
Do we need anything set up in the hall?
We will bring everything along. We just ask you provide 3 tables for our displays, benches for the children, and 2 PE mats. And also make sure each child has any pencil. We ask that we can arrive 1 hour before you would like your visit to take place, so we can set up.
Will you cover specific elements as recommended by the Curriculum?
We tend to follow a specific schedule during the day, introducing various elements of the Vikings or Anglo Saxons and their impact on our history. We can certainly add in anything to the day’s schedule if requested.
Do we need to be present during the workshop?
Yes, we need teachers to be present throughout the day. It is also great if you can get involved. We promise not to give you too much of an embarrassing Viking name!
Will you provide a risk assessment?
Yes, we will ask you to read and sign our risk assessment at the start of each workshop.
What do you bring with you?
Swords, shield, spears. helmets, axes, chain mail…. along with bowls, spoons, a cooking pot, a quern milling stone, strategy board games, drinking horns, jewellery, clothing, shoes, coins and lots more. We are constantly updating and adding to our displays!
We also bring 30 child safe spears and shields for our shield wall battle event!

Just some of our display!

Some Reviews

Don’t take our word for it – here are some recent reviews

The children were very excited to see Bjorn the Viking. They really enjoyed the hands on, interactive experience. Grinding the grain, wearing Viking clothing and playing Viking strategy games were enjoyed by our year 3 and 4 classes. They particularly enjoyed forming a shield wall and charging with their weapons! The quiz at the end of the day really showed exactly how engaged the children had been during the day and evidenced the learning that had taken place. Would definitely recommend.

Mrs Rogers

Knutton St Mary’s C of E Academy, Knutton, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Fantastic day. Great from the start – quite scary when we first entered the hall! … but brilliant! Very knowledgeable and kept the children entertained and focused. Great with children with special needs too. Lots of varieties of activities and great variety of items for the children to touch, wear and feel. The day has surpassed my expectations and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Definitely recommend other school to have this experience.

Mrs Duke

Park View Primary, Basingstoke, Hampshire

An amazing day! A really immersive experience for the children and finished off our Viking topic with a WOW! Bjorn was knowledgeable and informative and excellent with the children. A massive thank you!


Ms Sharp

The Blue School, Isleworth, London​

A great action packed day learning all about Viking life. Our highlights included forming a shield wall and challenging each other to a stick wrestle. We would recommend this day to any groups wanting a hands on experience of the Vikings

Miss Caswell

St Swithun’s CofE Primary School, Kennington, Oxford

We had a fantastic morning finding out more about what it was like to be a Viking. The children loved having such a hands-on experience. Brilliant.

Mrs Cahill

Glebeland Community Primary School, Beccles, Suffolk​

The resources were excellent and subject knowledge exceptional. I have been teaching over 20 years and I have never seen children learn so much in a single day. Will definitely be booking for next year.

Ms Brown

St Marys RC Primary, Radcliffe, Manchester

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