Exploring Britain's Viking Heritage with East Anglian Schools

Three hundred school children across East Anglia became Vikings for three days when they learnt about life during Viking times.

Classroom-based sessions and a visit to West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village immersed the children in daily Viking life. They made a Viking meal in a cooking pot over a fire, used Viking tools and learnt Viking crafts whilst hearing about impending battles through role-play and storytelling.

The children shared their experiences with their families by holding an exhibition where they displayed artwork, stories, photos and artefacts.

One parent said:

“Wonderful experience! As parents, we have learnt so much from Charlie. He taught us how the Vikings did their ironing using whale bones. Fantastic!”
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