Viking School Days

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In response to an increasing demand, Viking School Days provides an entertaining and interactive learning experience in schools across the UK. We bypass all the difficulties associated with organising trips and bring history to life in your classroom.

Your students can join Olaf on a Viking raid, or stand in the shieldwall with Oswald the Anglo-Saxon, and relive the events that forged modern Britain. Our service is fully risk-assessed and insured. Our sessions are delivered by an experienced qualified teacher, with a history degree and a passion for inspiring students of all ages and abilities.

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Why book Viking School Days's Viking School Days workshop for your school?

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We provide a unique learning experience which encourages active participation through role-play, questioning and interactive activities. Our service is not merely a cost effective alternative to organising a trip, it is also designed so that young people can relate to their past in a fun and engaging manner. In the words of one teacher: 'It was an experience I know they will not forget in a hurry!'

What activities are available during this educational workshop?

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Join Olaf's crew, help him build a longship and get ready for a Viking raid. Work together to survive an Atlantic storm, defeat the Anglo-Saxons in battle and haggle in the marketplace. Feast together around the hearth and hear the terrible saga of Ragnarok!

Swear your oath to Oswald and prepare for war! Explore the sights, sounds and smells of an Anglo-Saxon farm. Feel the weight of the chainmail, practice forming a solid shieldwall and experience the clash of battle. Hear the epic tale of Beowulf.

What size groups do you cater for?

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To maximise our sessions learning potential, and to fulfil our health and safety requirements, our visitor can engage a group of 45 students at any one time. We do regularly cater for more students and offer both half day and full day sessions, so that everyone can enjoy a fully immersive experience.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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We cater for a range of Special Educational Needs and can specifically tailor sessions to meet individual requirements.

Anything else?

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All our presentations are delivered by a qualified teacher with a History degree.

We come with an Enhanced DBS check.

Everything is risk assessed and we carry £5,000,000 Public Liability Insurance.

All our sessions are inspired by the National Curriculum.

All our clothing and artefacts are are reconstructed from archaeological finds.

We use character acting, questioning and role play to develop an understanding of the period.

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With our selection of videos and activities you can delve into the exciting world of the Vikings at home or in the classroom. Meet Olaf The Beardless. Hear his stories, see his treasures and prepare for an adventure!
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