Schools & Outreach

If your School has adopted The Vikings as this year's Topic, then why not adopt a Viking for the day and #BringHistoryAlive for your Pupils?

Gear & Graith School Workshops cover many different aspects of Daily Life during the Viking Age, with interactive activities designed to enable your pupils to Explore and Discover the past and the opportunity to handle Museum Quality Reproductions!

Viking Workshops
Viking Workshops

Exploring Viking Age Shields with Pupils on the Isle of Man

Interactive Displays
Interactive Displays

Play Viking Games

Bringing History into your School
Bringing History into your School

Doing the Aethelflaed on a Visit with Wordsmith Crafts

Viking Workshops
Viking Workshops

Exploring Viking Age Shields with Pupils on the Isle of Man

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Weapons & Warfare
Weapons & Warfare

How could they have been used? What can their developement tell us about changes in society?

Clothing & Textiles
Clothing & Textiles

How did Vikings express their identities in their new homes?

Mini Warriors
Mini Warriors

Warfare is all about team work and timing - can you work as a team?

Weapons & Warfare
Weapons & Warfare

How could they have been used? What can their developement tell us about changes in society?

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I promote a safe environment where there is no such thing as a 'stupid question' and actively encourage children to develop their own interpretative skills and to try to think about the Past in new exciting ways!

Visits can be tailored to you school's geography, the aspects of the topic your pupils are particularly interested in, or even which stage in the topic you're at (e.g. a broad introduction if you're just starting out, or a more detailed and targeted program towards the end of term).

When I'm not Visiting Schools or busy making things in my workshop, I'm researching, attending academic conferences & lectures and going off on field trips!

Gear & Graith's ethos is to bring history to life and make the most up-to-date ideas accessible and engaging for children of all ages.

To find out more, check out the rest of this section and feel free to Get in Touch!

Steering a Viking Longship
Steering a Viking Longship

Sailing on a replica of the Ship from the Gokstad Burial Mound

The Gokstad Mound
The Gokstad Mound

Visiting the Burial Mound at Gokstad, near Sandefjord

Research on the Isle of Man!
Research on the Isle of Man!

Measuring up for my reconstruction of the Balladoole Burial!

Steering a Viking Longship
Steering a Viking Longship

Sailing on a replica of the Ship from the Gokstad Burial Mound

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