Viking invasion welcomed
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.”