Viking Anglo Saxon Workshops for Schools UK
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What are our school workshops like?
With more years experience between us than we can count, Viking School Visits specialise in bringing Viking and Anglo Saxon costumed historical interpreters into schools, museums and community groups to run activities around the Viking and Anglo Saxon conquests of Britain, bringing the subject to life for your pupils.
Our visitors are professionals and therefore stay up to date with the latest research in Early Medieval history. We pride ourselves on being able to provide an authentic yet accessible experience to children and adults of all ages.
Activities are varied and fun, covering all aspects of Early Medieval life from warfare to weaving, conquest to childcare, and we always make sure to dispel any myths along the way!
There are many companies who can provide experience days and workshops for Anglo Saxons and Vikings, but we provide ONLY Anglo Saxons and Vikings. That means that we can guarantee that your children will receive the best knowledge from people who live and breathe the history of the Early Medieval period.
The days are run on a modular basis with the possibility of covering around 6 - 10 topics in a day, depending on how in-depth you would like each activity to be. Each module has a hands-on element to keep the children engaged - we try to avoid too much standing at the front and talking. There is also plenty of time for children to investigate and ask their own questions.
Topics covered may include such things as:
o Who were the Vikings/Anglo Saxons and where were they from?
o Time line
o Daily life including food and clothing
o Money and trade
o War and Conquest
o The Gods: Religion and Mythology
o Crafts and skills
o Writing and the Runes, Manuscripts and the birth of English
o Names - people and places
o Life and Death - Pagan burials
While we are usually asked to provide a general overview of Viking and/or Anglo Saxon times, we are always happy to tailor our days to the school's specific needs, and if you are approaching the topic from a certain angle, please let us know and we can work in specific activities to align with your plans.