Upper I delves into the past

Posted: 18th March 2022

The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings come to St Augustine’s Priory.

From the fifth century these islands of Britain played host to the Saxon warriors followed by the Jute and Angle settlers.  All three groups settled and fought over the next hundred years or so and then in the eighth century new visitors arrived – the Northmen, or Vikings, from Scandinavia!  The word Vikingr comes from the Old Norse which means, ‘freebooter, sea-rover, pirate, viking’.

There was great excitement in Upper I this week as an Anglo-Saxon came to St Augustine’s Priory on 15th March to tell the class all about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and their way of life.

Every day clothing competed with jewellery, armour and fearsome weaponry to enthral the girls as they learnt all about this period of history.   The girls interacted with the many resources brought by our friendly Anglo-Saxon raider and with their thirst for knowledge asked many questions, which our visitor was delighted to answer.

This was a workshop which everybody enjoyed thoroughly.

Categories: Junior Priory Post Whole School