Viking ‘attack’ in the Fens - but all done in the best possible taste and no casualties either!

The photos at Walpole show the children eating their Viking Banquet watching leg wrestling, George F

The photos at Walpole show the children eating their Viking Banquet watching leg wrestling, George Fenn leg wrestling with Year 3 Teacher, Mr White and some of Year 3 posing in their costumes! - Credit: Archant

There has been a Viking attack in the Walpoles- but all done in the best possible taste and, happily, with no casualties.

The photos at Walpole show the children eating their Viking Banquet watching leg wrestling, George F

The photos at Walpole show the children eating their Viking Banquet watching leg wrestling, George Fenn leg wrestling with Year 3 Teacher, Mr White and some of Year 3 posing in their costumes! - Credit: Archant

Children in Year 3 at the Anthony Curton Primary School at Walpole St Peter travelled back in time to investigate the lives, beliefs and customs of the Vikings.

During the two-day celebrations, the children experienced a range of activities aimed at helping them understand more fully how these ancient warriors lived.

The children made Viking musical instruments learnt the art of weaving, investigated Viking religious beliefs, listened to Viking stories and riddles, and watched a display of arm and leg wrestling.

The event, held in school, culminated in a Viking banquet, where the children ate oat cakes, bread, butter and non-alcoholic mead – all of which they had made themselves.

The photos at Walpole show the children eating their Viking Banquet watching leg wrestling, George F

The photos at Walpole show the children eating their Viking Banquet watching leg wrestling, George Fenn leg wrestling with Year 3 Teacher, Mr White and some of Year 3 posing in their costumes! - Credit: Archant

Class Teacher, Mr Bill White, said: “The children had a fabulous time- it’s an experience they will remember for a long time.”

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