Youngsters travel back to Viking era

Viking day at St Helen's C of E School, Highfield Road, Hemsworth.'Pictured: Kaleb Goodwood
Viking day at St Helen's C of E School, Highfield Road, Hemsworth.'Pictured: Kaleb Goodwood
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HEMSWORTH youngsters travelled all the way back to the Viking era as part of a class project.

The St Helen’s C of E School pupils were visited by characters from the Historical Interpretation company, who brought in a number of Viking artefacts for the children to explore.

The youngsters, from years three and four, examined boats, swords and shields and learned about the history of the items as well as more about how the Viking era has been researched by historians.

The children from one class also made their own Viking artefacts at home to display during the day.

Class teacher Eddy Baird said: “The children really enjoyed the day. It was all about making the curriculum a lot more fun and getting the children much more involved. We did a recap of what the pupils learned the following morning and they had taken much more in than they would during a normal lesson.

“The pupils in my class also made their own swords and shields for their homework before half term based on what we had been learning about Vikings and we looked at what they had made.

“It was a lovely day.”