The children went to the Viking Centre in York and travelled back in time as we went down the stairs through hundreds of years. When we reached the bottom we stood in front of a Viking lady who told us about the Viking house. Then we moved through the centre and travelled through Jorvik, a Viking village, where we experienced many daily activities from the Viking times and the smells of the time. We also learnt about the food the Vikings ate and then watched some real Viking money being made.
After lunch we went on an archaeological dig where we discovered all about the different time periods of the city of York. The children really enjoyed this activity. We then joined a workshop on sagas. This helped use to learn about how stories were passed down through the Viking age as they didn’t have books. During this workshop four children acted one of the sagas, this was the one about how Thor lost his hammer.
All the children and staff enjoyed the day at the Viking Centre and we learnt a lot more about how the Vikings lived.