Pupils have lesson on Viking past

Sunnyfields primary school children l-r Nathan Lawson, eight,  Jordan Young, nine, Hannah Wardley, eight, Danielle Needham, nine, Elizabeth Abbott, nine, Karl Mee, nine, Joe Chorley, eight and Madison Cruttwell, nine, pictured warming themselves by the fire during their Vikings studies. Picture: Marie Caley D3439MC
Sunnyfields primary school children l-r Nathan Lawson, eight, Jordan Young, nine, Hannah Wardley, eight, Danielle Needham, nine, Elizabeth Abbott, nine, Karl Mee, nine, Joe Chorley, eight and Madison Cruttwell, nine, pictured warming themselves by the fire during their Vikings studies. Picture: Marie Caley D3439MC

AN intrepid insight into life in the Viking age was enjoyed by pupils at a primary school.

Children at Sunnyfield Primary School, in Rose Crescent, Scawthorpe, got the chance to bring their studies to life with a series of activities set around the Scandanavian seafarers.

They were able to dispel myths about their reputation as bloodthirsty and aggressive invaders, as well as try their hands at living exactly how they would have lived.

A large pile of wood was transformed into a “Viking-style” stove where they could warm themselves by a fire, they also learned how to construct huts out of wood.

A team of history experts came into the school for the day to help carry out the demonstrations.

Eight and nine-year-olds took part in a day of events and activities to enhance their studies as part of an ongoing project into the era.