News Article

Anglo Saxons
18th November 2015

Year 4 Yardley Court and Year 5 Derwent Lodge experienced the real flavour of Saxon England today.  

They were captivated throughout the morning, participating in a selection of activities including handling ancient artefacts, an addictive Saxon board game called Tæfl and an exceptionally competitive quiz!

In the afternoon, after a detailed display of armour and weapons, Yardley Court and Derwent Lodge took on the roles of the Saxons and the Normans and went to battle. 

They quickly discovered why the Normans famously won the Battle of Hastings after the gruesome death of Harold Godwinson!  

The day concluded with the children participating in an enchanting performance of the famous story of Beowulf.

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