Now the government are allowing schools to go on Educational Visits again, Borrowdale School is quick out of the starting blocks to make the most of it. The school is thrilled to be able to use its minibuses again taking to take the children out and about again to enhance their learning.
This week Class 2 ventured out to Gilcrux to visit Moorforge’s longhouse settlement. Here they met a Viking man who gave them a tour of his settlement and a weapon demonstration. It was a sunny day. The children also participated in a tug of war and had a go at spear throwing! Awana said “It was really fun and we learnt a lot” and Harley commented “The day felt like a story. It was really good throwing spears!”
The Class 2 topic is based on the book Viking Boy and previously the children had researched and constructed their own longhouses in the Design and Technology lessons. Visiting Moorforge enabled them to compare their own work to a real, life-size longhouse.
Building on this, the children will now move on to use these first-hand experiences of the Vikings to produce a ‘Horrible History’ style movie. They will be writing a funny plot, based on facts and learn to use a green screen and the iMovie app on their iPads to record and edit their movies.
The children can look forward to many more visits in the near future!