Friday, February 28, 2014

Viking Show

Yesterday I took T to the Viking Show, a homeschooling event organised by parents and put together by an Viking Era historical re-enactment group. The children were split into groups and circulated around to four different stations where they listened to talks on clothing, culture, myths about Vikings, and weaponry. Following, they demonstrated a duel and a melee. Fantastic!

This was about half the group

The Vikings

*Viking myths dispelled (and some created!)

Playing the Viking game of Kupp

*(Apparently "Saint" Olaf was a cruel king who forced the Norwegians to convert to Christianity and killed anyone who wouldn't. That is why there is no more pagan culture in Norway. You see?. Oh those cruel Christians!)