Viking School Visits
While experience of Viking life is important to understanding the Vikings, It’s also important that I’m able to convey that knowledge to your pupils. So you’re naturally wondering what experience do I have with schools?
Well, Lore and Saga was established in 1998 after many years of working with other educational organisations such as the National Trust and Murton Park, one of the countries best known and busiest living history education providers.
During the last decade, school visits and workshops have become the major part of my work and I now deliver almost 200 school presentations a year. (There are only about 200 days available in the school year of course.)
I actually stopped keeping a full count a few years back, but at that point I had presented about 1260 sessions to well over 55,000 children. The majority of those presentations were Viking school visits but other topics included Romans, Celts and Pirates, both in school and on fixed heritage sites.
Probably the most important statistic though is that 72% of those school visits have been repeat bookings, with many of these schools describing their Viking day as an essential highlight of their school year.