Murton Park

On Monday 5th November, St Olave’s J1 pupils set off on an adventure to Murton Park where they experienced what life was like as a Viking settler over 1,000 years ago.

During the course of the day the children learnt about the daily lives of people from the 9th and 10th centuries. Spending the day dressed as Vikings, the pupils took part in a range of activities which included farming, housework, pot making and village guard duties. The day culminated in a gathering at the Jarl’s longhouse where the group sat around a crackling fire and listened to the retelling of Viking sagas.

Catherine Fynn, who organised the trip, said: “The pupils got so much out of this living history experience. It was such an exciting approach to bring history to life and has proven to be a great way to fall in love with this captivating subject. It's a day they will remember well beyond the topic itself.”