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Viking invasion at High Bentham Primary School
8:00am Friday 20th September 2013 in News
High Bentham Community Primary School went back in time – when Erik Eriksson, the notorious Viking, visited key stage two children.
Erik turned out to be a fearsome warrior, trader, story teller and sometime blacksmith, who just happened to be kind enough to help launch this term’s topic at the school – The Vikings.
This was the first event held at the school this academic year and was paid for by money raised at the school’s end of year show, The Rocky Monster Show.
Erik gave children the opportunity to not only see but touch, smell and even wear a huge collection of period artefacts both genuine and reproduction, which represented aspects of Viking daily life together with weapons and armour used in battle and warfare.
“An absolutely unforgettable fantastic day was had by all with the emphasis being on role play and ‘hands-on’ experiences,” said a school spokesman.