We base our learning sessions in the time of King Alfred the Great – the only monarch ever to have been awarded the title ‘The Great’ – in the latter days of the ninth century.
A typical day would include a visit from Bryctwulf the Thegn (left).
Students will learn about the migration period of our history after the decline of the Roman empire, poetry and sagas, life in the burgh, medicine and surgery, the differences between rich and poor, food, trade and warfare against the raiding Vikings.
Sessions usually involve more than one educator, depending on your requirements – so students benefit from a carousel of activities on a variety of topics.
If you’d like your pupils to understand the differences between the cultures at this time, we can also bring in a Viking woman, Helskegga (right).
Our Anglo-Saxon day includes a great selection of objects for study and handling, with Anglo-Saxon names given to all students, role-play of domestic life, and dressing up activities.
We’ll also look at military weapons, tactics and battles, and offer have-a-go activities such as: making butter, striking a coin, grinding corn, fire-lighting with flint and steel, understanding food and diet, and comparisons with our lifestyle today.
We have a superb backdrop of Anglo-Saxon houses to bring focus on homes and lifestyles: