What an amazing day we have had! Dressing up, terrifying raids, archery and blood curdling battles took place across the school. The children are sure to remember Viking Day for a very long time.
During the day the children were first visited by a Monk from Lindisfarne where he told them about the first ever terrifying raid. The children were horrified at the brutality of the Vikings.
Next, the children were then taken into the hall where they were given a range of weapons (all sponge textured but very realistic) and learnt the correct battle formation that the Vikings would use to raid Saxon villages.
In the afternoon the children were once again given their weapons. They went outside into the school grounds and once in the correct formation charged to raid the Year 3 classroom. Here they plundered a range of goods from pencil pots to cushions. Even a few children were captured and taken away.
To finish the afternoon the children were given the opportunity to battle each other. There was some very rough (but safe) fighting which took place. Axes, swords and shields were wielded around as they tried to win the gruelling clash. Children were also given the opportunity to try out archery, shooting arrows across the sky.
We can say, without doubt, that the children thoroughly enjoyed their Viking Day. We would like to say a great big thank you to Mr Eyre for making the experience truly realistic. Without him the day would not have been such a success. The teachers costumes, the weapons, the re-enactments, the teaching of formations are all down to Mr Eyre’s hard work so thank you!