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Artifacts & Replica Artifacts
Replica Shield, Replica Swords, Replica Hand Axe, Replica Viking Helmet, Replica Drinking Horn

Workshop Overview
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Join our practitioners on a fantastic Viking adventure as we go raiding, invading and battling for England.

Your students will come face to face with Fridlief Ragnarsson, son of the legendary Viking warrior, Ragnar Lodbrok. Our historical character will engage your students in the world of the Vikings, encouraging them to question the Viking civilisation and how their behaviours and actions helped to shape the world we know today.

But how far back in time do we need to travel to come across these vicious Vikings? When did they exist? If Vikings have got you vexed then we have just the activity for you. Our interactive timeline will have all of your students effortlessly picturing when the Vikings ruled over England!

Your students will use their bodies to form a Viking Longboat and learn about the different aspects of travelling and navigation in the Viking time. Learn about the oars, sail, shallow hull and dragon heads of the Drakkar ship through our interactive activity which helps the students visualise the ship with the use of their own bodies as the equipment. The class will be asked to navigate the rough seas from Scandinavia to find riches in the West in our fun interactive game guaranteed to get the whole class involved and working together.

Our War Band wouldn’t be complete without weapons and armour and my goodness do we have some tasty treats for you! We have everything you need to be a Viking Warrior and we are eager to show you just how to use them! We aren’t a museum, your pupils will be taught just how to wield the weapons, wear the armour and win in battles and of course they’ll be able to hold all of the items. In fact, we are going to challenge them to a Saxon Sword Fight, reckon they’re brave enough to fight against a Viking? We will bring two Viking Helmets, chain mail, swords, a shield, an axe and a spear for your students to hold and interact with.

Worried that all this excitement will send your class beserk? Good, that’s exactly what we want because it is time to teach your students how to be Beserker Warriors! Learn all about these fearsome warriors through our entertaining drama game.

Towards the end of the session your students are encouraged to ask any, and all Viking related questions to our practitioners, who will be able to answer all their questions. This enables the children to think reflectively and encourages the development of their soft skills as they gather information from direct interaction with the Viking warrior. They can even ask us about regional Viking history for your area!

Finally will the students be able to pass their last test in our quiz round and become a true Viking warrior? The students will discover weird and wonderful facts about the Vikings on their way to proving they should be part of the war band!

Key Areas

  • Who the Vikings were.
  • Where the Vikings came from.
  • Navigation.
  • Viking Raids and Invasions.
  • Life as a Viking.
  • Weapons and Armour.
  • Norse gods and Mythology.

Links to the Curriculum

  • The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor.
  • A local history study (A study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality)
  • Viking raids and invasion
  • Resistance by Alfred the Great and Athelstan, first king of England
  • Further Viking invasions and Danegeld

Testimonials 

'A really engaging experience for the pupils. They loved the activities and the practitioners had a lot of knowledge of the Vikings.'

Hexthorpe Primary School

'Thank you so much for the workshop this morning. It was absolutely outstanding! The children loved every minute of it, especially as it was so hands on. I will definitely be recommending you to my teacher friends out of school and colleagues within school. Thank you again for an exceptional workshop.'

Vernon Primary School

'Absolutely brilliant! Interactive, engaging and very funny! All children were involved and wanted to take part - fantastic! The way the information was given was interesting and easy to understand. Plenty of new learning!'

Holy Trinity CE Primary School

'Thank you so much for a fantastic workshop this morning. All involved learnt a huge amount and had a fantastic time. It was well pitched, paced and filled with great activities. Passionate performers, clued up about their subject.' 

Millbrook Primary School  

Ages:

KS1 Age 5-7, KS2 Age 7-11

Locations:

Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, East Sussex, East Yorkshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Tudors, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire

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