Viking WOW day
We thoroughly enjoyed our Viking Wow Day on Friday, many children dressed as Vikings and came complete with accessories such as shields and axes! We began by learning about Runes, symbols the Vikings used to record information. We then conducted research to find out kind of food Vikings would have eaten. This led us to wonder - how do we know? It was over a thousand years ago- how can we possibly know what they ate? The answer lies in their poo! They had latrines in those times and these have since been discovered and examined. We recreated this experience in the afternoon, everyone was in role as archaeologists and in pairs we all dissected poo.
Such fun! We were happy to see lots of parents come in to join us for this activity, and (literally) get their hands dirty. Each pair was able to determine whether their poo came from the Roman period, the Viking era or the Tudor times by the end of the afternoon, by using the clue cards to compare with what they found inside.