Grangetown Primary School

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Erik the Viking visits GPS!

erik the viking

Recently, Erik the Viking visited year 3 and the children discovered what it was like to be a Viking soldier!

To begin the day the children had the opportunity to hold weapons, such as a shield and a sword. They held chainmail which was very heavy! They made a necklace from beads in the same way the Vikings did. They learned how to play a Viking game called ‘Tefl’ which is a game of strategy and skill. We had some very good players.

On the afternoon the children were dressed as a Viking soldier in a tunic, wolf fur collar and a helmet. The children threw a spear at a target and played a game involving throwing an axe to score points. The children then learned how to march and chant as if they were going into battle. They also learned how soldiers protected themselves from attack using their shields. We even had a little battle too.

The children had a fantastic day with lots of hands on experiences. Cameron Hirst, aged 8 said ‘I enjoyed when we made the necklaces and Erik told us about the rainbow.  They believed a rainbow was a step to heaven’.

Click here to see a gallery of photographs from the day.