Viking invasion brings history to life

Jake Johnson, Glen Creasey and Hayden Bingham enjoy the Viking Day at Monkshouse Primary School. Photo:SG150315-242NG
Jake Johnson, Glen Creasey and Hayden Bingham enjoy the Viking Day at Monkshouse Primary School. Photo:SG150315-242NG
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An invasion of Vikings at Monkshouse Primary School, Spalding,provided 90 pupils with a fantastic day of role-playing fun.

The three classes of Year 3 and 4 pupils, aged seven to nine spent a day immersed in history by dressing up as Vikings and taking part in a wide range of activities, from making clay runes and engraving them to modelling a dragon’s head for a Viking boat, making lotions and potions to ward off evil spirits and making amulets – all led by Thorac the Viking.

Throughout the day, which was organised by the History Off The Page group, the children were dressed in Viking costume.

In the afternoon, the activities were brought into the modern day when youngsters were given the chance to unearth and catalogue a host of treasures.

Class teacher and literacy co-ordinator Jane Peck-Akgul said: “It was a fantastic day. The children said it was the best day ever and it brought what we had been teaching to life in a way that we could not hope to replicate as a school.”

Photo: Jake Johnson, Glen Creasey and Hayden Bingham enjoy being Vikings. SG150513-242NG