Form 4 Viking Day!

Form 4 Viking Day!

Great fun bringing History alive!

The sun was shining for Viking Day in Form 4 today! ‘Cathbad’ (or ‘Simon the Viking’), Ama and Ivor joined us bright and early to start off our Viking adventure for the day. They told an exciting story involving the Viking societal hierarchy, where the children dressed up.

The classes split up into two groups to experience handling Viking objects, including jewellery and food. However, the highlight of the morning was exploring a Viking boat: using real oars to ‘steer’ the boat and go on a round the world adventure. It was a real Viking experience! At lunch, the children had to explain to Simon how to use a fork as he had only ever used his fingers before to eat food!

In the afternoon, the Form 4s had to put on some scary faces and fighting talk as they used the shields they created in Design to perform ‘shield wall training’ and pretend they were preparing for battle!

They finished the day with an exciting Trading Game. The children worked in groups and followed a special trading route to ensure their team had enough of each item. There were some great bartering skills and tactics! Much fun was had and the Vikings really did invade Cargilfield for the day.

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Welcome to Cargilfield! We hope this short film gives you a glimpse of what life is like for the girls and boys at our school. We would love to welcome you in person to tour Cargilfield and explain more fully exactly what makes a Cargilfield education so special and so different. Please get in touch with Fiona Craig, our Registrar if you would like to find out more; her email address is [email protected] or you can telephone her on 0131 336 2207.

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