Picture Gallery: Anglo-Saxon day at Worlingham Primary School

Children in Worlingham were transported back a thousand years as history was brought to life in their classroom.

Years 3 and 4 at Worlingham Primary School, near Beccles, got dressed up for a day of activities as they learnt about the Anglo-Saxons.

Teachers, assistants and parent helpers also created their own costumes as they immersed themselves in a day led by Robert and Hiliary Mynott.

The couple, who run living history events for all ages, visited the school to expand on the children's current history lessons.

In the morning the children, who are aged between seven and nine, were split into two groups as some were taught about the lifestyles of the Anglo-Saxons and the others wrote their names in clay in English, Anglo-Saxon and Viking runes.

In the afternoon they looked at some of the weapons that were used then and had a practical look at the way the justice system worked.

Class teacher Liz Meechan said: 'The children have all dressed up and made a brilliant effort.

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'It is nice to do something practical to show them how difficult it would have been for them back then.'

For a picture gallery see www.edp24.co.uk

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