Year 5 enjoyed a special visit recently from the guys at Thrift Music Theatre, who, once again, made our annual Viking Day another stand-out event on the school calendar. Kitted out in their Viking (and Monk) costumes throughout the day, the children enjoyed a broad range of both outdoor and classroom-based activities that included fire building and storytelling outside in the Forest School area, as well as indoor activities which saw them berserker training in the theatre and baking bread in the home economics room.
The rain certainly didn’t put a dampener on the outdoor activities as the children listened to stories around the fire, sang songs and learned how the Vikings discovered beer (‘mead’); to their delight they even got to taste a little of the (non-alcoholic!) version of mead, too.
It was a practical and hands-on day that helped to consolidate the children’s learning through creative workshops and jolly good fun!