Vik­ing in­va­sion wel­comed

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

The Vik­ings, in­clud­ing adult ones and a very pro­fes­sional one who came to do a work­shop with St Mary’s School, in Old Amer­sham, could be spot­ted on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 12.

Years five and six have been en­joy­ing learn­ing all about the Vik­ings and have made Vik­ing long­boats, shields and dragon heads along­side their learn­ing.

The weeks of learn­ing cul­mi­nated in a Vik­ing war­rior go­ing to the school and do­ing a work­shop with all of its 100 pupils.

The pupils were taught how to ride a long­boat with gusto and speed and how to talk like a Vik­ing.

The day cul­mi­nated in a huge Vik­ing bat­tle with the three classes tak­ing on sep­a­rate iden­ti­ties so as to show the dif­fer­ence be­tween the fight­ing war­riors. Dawn Lam­min from the school said: “Of course as it was the Bat­tle of Hast­ings, The Sax­ons had to fight the Vik­ing at­tack from the north and then the Nor­mans got into for­ma­tion and at­tacked from the south. The Sax­ons were then tired and weary so they lost many sol­diers in the fight. How­ever of course, no chil­dren were hurt in the mak­ing of this re-en­act­ment. It was the per­fect fi­nale for all of our work on Vik­ings.”

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