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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!
Great value and generally cheaper than a day’s coach hire!
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.
No logistical planning and organisation of coaches, lunch boxes, permission slips, museums etc…. just pick a day and we do the rest!
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!
The children are totally immersed in the subject for the day, with no distractions.
No long coach trips – the full day can be spent learning and enjoying.
Here are some of our most commons questions. Email Us should you have any questions not answered here!
Just some of our display!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
St Marys RC Primary, Radcliffe, Manchester
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