Fearsome Craftsmen - Discover the Artistry of the Viking World

Published Thursday, 18 May 2017

Workshops for Key Stages 1 and 2 and Early History CPD Event for Teachers at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.

Workshops for Key Stages 1 and 2
75 minute facilitated session

£3 per pupil
Available 3-25 July and 5-22 Sept

Visit the Herbert’s special Viking exhibition and learn how the invaders from across the sea settled in England. Pupils can try on replica clothing and armour and see a real Viking skeleton! The workshop will explore Norse tales (sagas), and pupils will find out about the adventures of Lady Godiva’s son Aelfgar who enlisted a fleet of Vikings to go into battle. Pupils will also have the opportunity to design and craft their own Viking coin to take away.

This session is ideal for KS2 History studies of the Vikings. It can also support KS1 History, studying events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally and studying the lives of significant individuals in the past.

Curriculum links

  • History
  • Art and Design
  • English

Bring the same pupils for two learning sessions, either at the Herbert and/or Coventry Transport Museum and claim a travel bursary of up to £200 (Available to schools including pupils from areas of high deprivation, on a first come first served basis, while funding lasts. Both visits must be made before the end of March 2018 and include the same pupils.).

For more information or to book a visit please contact 024 7623 7523 or email info@culturecoventry.com

CPD Event for Teachers
Tuesday 4 July 4.00-5.30pm

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Work with our Learning Officer to develop your knowledge of early British history, with an overview from the Iron Age, through the Roman period to the end of the Vikings. Find out how Coventry museums can support the history curriculum and take away ideas for teaching history in the classroom.

There will also be a chance to view the Fearsome Craftsmen exhibition.

  • Aimed at Key Stage1 & 2 teachers and teaching assistants
  • Cost £20 per person, funded places available for Artsmark schools
  • Part of the Museums & Schools programme, funded by the DFE through Arts Council England with support from Arts Connect.

For more information and to book a place please contact Nicky McIntosh on 024 7623 4271 nicky.mcintosh@culturecoventry.com

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