Fun and games for ‘Viking’ youngsters
CHILDREN got suited up with armour and wrestled with mock spears at a special Vikings day at Bosley St Mary’s Primary School.
The pupils enjoyed a day of action and discovery with visiting Viking Bodwar Bjarki. They handle artefacts and learned about who the Vikings were, where they came from and why they settled in Britain, as well as making shields and costumes.
Teacher Rachel Mortishire-Smith said: “Everyone looked amazing in the costumes made at home.
“We used information boards to answer lots of quiz questions.
“Fox and Geese was a popular board game played by Viking children to teach them about teamwork and we certainly learnt a tactic or two.
“We read our own poems, enjoyed weapon and armour demonstrations and volunteered for all sorts of fast manoeuvres, also making impressive defence walls out of our own handmade shields. We had great fun in a grand knock-out tour- nament of spear, or broom handle, wrestling to end the day.
“We try to bring learning to life for the children through as many handson activities as possible. This will certainly be one very memorable day for a long time to come.”
●● Kristen Davies and Sallie-Anne Moffitt adjust their costumes
●● Billy Manning and Charlie Clark try out their strategies in a game of Fox and Geese
●● The pupils learn how Vikings grouped their shields for defence
●● Children went back in time with visiting Viking Bodwar Bjarki
●● Alayah Bennifer looks at replica Viking glass beads
●● Pupils made their own shields and costumes