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Enter the Dark Ages.....

Viking Training Course, Level 1
Anglo Saxon Training Course, Level 1

 By the end of this course your trainees will be fully skilled in areas of 
   *Battle Drill
*Gods, Myths & Storytelling
A must for any would-be Dark Age Warrior!

Why were the Vikings so feared?
 Why did they battle with the Anglo Saxons - and who won?
Why do we still remember the Battle of Hastings today?
What legacy did the Dark Age people leave behind and why are they important to us today?
For up to 90 children.


Our workshops are designed to keep all of the children together for the duration of the workshop.  A typical Viking or Anglo Saxon workshop includes the following:
Morning:  9.30am to lunchtime (observing your usual break times and stopping in time to clear the hall for lunch as necessary)
Intro/costumes/Dark Age Tattoos
Rotation of Dark Age activities
Knucklebone Challenge
Afternoon:  after lunch (or as soon as we have access to the hall/space after lunch) to 2.30pm
The Viking Althing/Anglo Saxon Witenagemot
Runes/Amulet making
Battle Drill

Amulet Making
Dark Age jewellery was not just made to look pretty - it could also be used as a token of good luck.  Every trainee goes home with a leather or pewter pendant that they have crafted themselves.

Dark Age Settlement
From spinning & weaving to artefact identification - a carousel of hands-on activities designed to test your trainees' ability to survive in the 
Dark Ages...


The History Detectives and the 'Mini Museum'
Explore different historical sources and their interpretation
 as we handle original artefacts

The Witan's Choice & The Battle of Hastings (Anglo Saxons only!)
A look at the battle which changed the course of England, and brought about the end of the Saxon era.  From Saxons to Normans - in around 30 minutes!

We will place an emphasis on the era of your choice - please let 
us know whether your trainees are studying the 
Vikings, the Anglo Saxons, or both!

90 minute Viking/Saxon workshops are available for up to 30 children
These can be held in a classroom if necessary.