Vikings lay siege to school pupils

Vikings laid siege to a North Shields school as youngsters learned more about their life.

Tuesday, 29th March 2016, 8:52 am
Updated Saturday, 2nd April 2016, 6:47 am
Children from Collingwood Primary School get to bake and taste Viking bread.

Norham High School hosted a two-day Viking-themed education extravaganza for around 160 pupils from Collingwood, New York, Spring Gardens and Percy Main primary schools.

Children from Years 4 and 5 baked Viking bread to dip in Nordic soup and made and decorated their own mini wooden Viking longboats.

They also took part in activities organised by the Time Bandits while dressed as Vikings.

The Viking extravaganza is part of a series of events organised this year by Norham High School to help local primary school pupils get used to high school life,.

David Baldwin, Executive Headteacher, said: “This event offered a chance for the children to enjoy some fun, hands-on learning in a different environment as well as an opportunity for them to experience our school.”

“We’re really proud of the work we do in partnership with our local primary schools to support the transition of pupils into Norham High School and we know from feedback that the children and their parents really value it, too.”

Dr Jim Crinson, Headteacher at Collingwood Primary School, said: “Our pupils were delighted to be taking part in this special learning day at Norham High School and I’m sure they took away some great memories and experiences.”

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