Education Day Provision
SAXONS & VIKINGS
Pagan Raiders to Christian Settlers (KS1-2)
WORKSHOP 1 – Infamous Invaders
We examine the surprise and shock elicited by the first recorded Viking raid at Lindisfarne Abbey!
young people are split into Viking and Saxon groups and compete to reach their objectives
we learn about viking sea voyages, the life of a Saxon Monk and much more
WORKSHOP 2 – Fame & Feasting
Celebrating the success of the Lindisfarne raid, we prepare for and carry out a Viking Feast:
young people examine the levels of Viking society by preparing for the feast as different elements of viking society
we look at the important part sagas and storytelling played as children celebrate the raid through song and story-telling
WORKSHOP 3 – A Game of Stones
Our very own interactive game designed to highlight the chronology and important Historical moments of the ‘Dark Ages’ through gameplay, role-play and drama.
WORKSHOP 4 – Bereavement, Burials and the Beyond
Through role-play we discover the similarities and differences between Viking and Saxon burials customs, religion and beliefs about the afterlife.
we conduct 2 different burial ceremonies to compare the Viking and Saxon customs
in part 2 we look at the differences between Pagan and Christian beliefs about heaven and hell and the afterlife
WORKSHOP 5 – Perjury, Penance and Punishment
Setting up 3 different courts of law, young people try, convict and punish a number of cases according to the customs and laws of the time.
WORKSHOP 6 – Barbaric Battles:
One of our most engaging sessions, these follow a structured format of training for war, setting the scene and enacting out the key points of Historic Battles. Choose from 3 different battles:
KEY LEARNING AREAS
•Comparing & Contrasting Viking & Saxon Culture
•Understanding non-literary cultures
•Invasion & Conquest
Comparing cultural beliefs