Experience the real flavour of Saxon England. From the hierarchy and etiquette of the Lord’s Hall, the language and the story of Beowulf, to the burial of a Saxon king and how archaeologists piece together the information they find on digs, our activity based Saxon workshop brings the period to life.
Westgate Primary, Bury St Edmunds – “Always a pleasure to have a visit by Ian: really helps bring the topic to life for the pupils. Inspires them to research and learn more about the period.”
A short talk explores the coming of the Saxons and how they changed life and culture in post-Roman Britain and how this country became England.
The morning’s activities include:-
• THE LORD’S HALL – etiquette and hierarchy at the feast.
• FOX AND GEESE -a Saxon board game.
• BEOWULF – a performance of this famous story.
• SAXON QUIZ – Saxon facts to explore and discover.
A weapons and armour display will start the afternoon and why the Normans won the Battle of Hastings. The day finishes with the burial of a Saxon King and how archaeologists piece together the information they find in the ground.
Eastcourt Independent School, Essex – “Superb day. Very well thought out, planned and executed. Thoroughly enjoyable and informative. Many Thanks.”
All our Saxon workshop leaders have appeared in BBC’s “Horrible Histories”, many historical documentaries and feature films as well as working in schools and museums.
They are part of King Raedwald’s retinue, regularly appearing at Sutton Hoo and have been involved in the Staffordshire Hoard exhibitions.
Matt Love’s Learn Old English with Leofwin is available from www.asbooks.co.uk
PHONE 0800 112 3192 for more information or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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N.B. The order and content of workshops may vary dependant on suitability of individual school’s facilities, timetables and any health and safety concerns, and will be at the discretion of the workshop leader. Not all workshops are available in some areas.