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Gallery: Woodbridge schoolchildren travel back to Viking era

09:45 05 February 2014

Viking day at The Abbey, in Woodbridge

Viking day at The Abbey, in Woodbridge

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Pupils at a Suffolk school took a voyage back to a bygone age of seafaring settlers.

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Children at The Abbey – the preparatory department of Woodbridge School - travelled through time and became a band of Vikings for the day.

Dressed in costume, the year four pupils were visited by a “Viking” guest, who taught them about why they came to Britain from Scandinavia and how they lived.

The children got the chance to handle replicas of ancient household items while sitting on a wild boar skin.

There was then time to play some Viking games and learn how to make coins.

The youngsters also got to watch a demonstration on the use of Viking weapons, which included the “beheading” of a melon with an engraved sword.

The day finished with everyone picking up their swords and shield and taking part in a large mock battle.

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