This workshop takes a look at where the Saxons came from, what life was like in Saxon England and the conflicts between the Saxons and the Vikings.  What was life like for the ordinary Saxon, what did they eat, how did they live and what did their children do?  We explore what would it have been like for a monk in a monastery under threat of attack by Vikings.  We also give the story of Alfred the Great and how he formed England.

If required we can take a look at 1066 and the Battle of Hastings and also give an archery demonstration using a Saxon longbow. 

There are lots of hands-on opportunities for children with the weapons and artefacts including a fabulous replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet and we also carry out Saxon shield and spear drill and learn Saxon words that we use derivatives of today. 


KS1 Age 5-7, KS2 Age 7-11


Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Wiltshire, Worcestershire

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