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Viking workshop

60 second histories

Viking raider

Our Viking workshop centres on the Vikings’ explorations around the world, the countries they travelled to and invaded and what life was like for them.  The costumed character is a Viking mariner who brings along a model of a Viking ship, (82cms long) to demonstrate.  The children will have the opportunity to get up close with the ship, try on helmets and some chainmail as well as handle artefacts and will have great fun re-creating a shield wall and doing drill.  We will also recreate one of the favourite games of the Vikings ‘kingy bats’.

We round up the session with a Viking Saga, which can be done at the end of each session or with all classes joined together at the end.

What you should know:

All sessions are flexible; the minimum duration of a single workshop is around 1 hour and the maximum duration is half a day, so sessions can be tailored to suit your timetable and class numbers; we can deliver to whole school assemblies or smaller groups as required (e.g. 2x half day sessions, 3x 1.5hr sessions or 5x 1hr sessions etc.) and can even deliver 2 different topics in one day if required to benefit maximum number of pupils.

The weapons and equipment are heavy and can be dangerous, and can therefore only be handled if the students are orderly and there is room to do so. 

Our risk assessment, liability insurance cover and DBS certificate are available on request.

Equipment & Weapons
Sword, shield, spear, axe, war knives, eating knives
12x children's shields, model ship, kingy bats & ball
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