It’s not all talk of course, there will be demonstrations and opportunities for the children to get involved as well.
We explore Viking life as sailors, settlers, farmers, traders and craftspeople.
Of course, when discussing the Vikings, the subject of battle and violence is unavoidable.
It can however be handled in a way that does not glorify the subject and this is the approach I prefer to take.
Warfare is shown to be only a tiny part of the lives of the Vikings and perhaps the least interesting or appealing.
My presentations are about Living History not Dying History.
Modern children have been brought up in a world where television is often one of their main sources of information. With many channels to choose from, videos, DVDs and game consoles all competing for attention it is not so surprising that they are less likely to sit down and search for information from a book than the children of twenty years ago.