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I visit the school in the persona of Ragnar Eriksson, Viking raider at the time of King Alfred the Great. [late 9th century].
Children either meet Ragnar in Assembly for a few minutes address to the entire school, or straight into classroom for 9.30 a.m. start. They meet Ragnar fully armed and armoured with helmet, shield, sword, 2 handed axe, maille shirt, spear, seax, cloak and accessories. Very dramatic as he leaps into action, straight off the dragon boat!
The children are each given a real Viking name for the day and learn how to write their new name using the Futhark [runes].
Then we discuss the known world with a period map, investigate local town & village names with Viking origins, trade goods with Viking lands, examine food and drink, do some object handling, compare & contrast lifestyles then and now, dressing up activities, military weapons & tactics, have-a-go activities such as: making butter, striking a coin, grinding corn, firelighting with flint & steel, and strike [make] a real Viking coin [one per child if budget allows].
Finish the day with myths and legends including the Aesir, Asgard & Midgard, Bifrost, Valhalla and ending with Ragnarok. More rune writing of these terms.
Black Knight Historical was founded in 2003 by Ian Pycroft, a lifelong historical enthusiast, who was determined to bring history to life in a high quality, professional manner to schools, castles and other heritage sites across the country.
His own personal journey of discovery and delivery now covers 10,000 years of our history, from Flint-knapping to Focke-Wulfs, Neolithic to Nelson, Tutunkhamun to Tirpitz.
We have built a dedicated team of professional historical interpreters able to deliver almost any topic /subject you may require.
• Curriculum based and/or off topic as required
• Interactive, hand on, discovery, experience
• Risk Assessments
• Enhanced CRB
• Full PLI & Employers Liability for staff to £10million
• Huge collection of handling objects covering over 10,000 years of our history
• Real child-size clothes for try-on & wear.
• Licensed via Norfolk Constabulary for black powder weapons
We have NATIONWIDE COVERAGE to enable us to deliver our school workshops across the country, where-ever your school is located. From Suffolk to Anglesey, Isle of Wight to Scotland, we make history happen!
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