Our new session on the Vikings in Scotland gives pupils a chance to handle real and replica objects and try out some Viking activities.

Level: First & second level (P3-7)
Cost: £75
Timing: 10:30/12:30 (60 mins)
Dates available: Available from 1 Nov 2018
Booking: Via the booking request form

How should I prepare my class for this workshop?

Please split your class into three groups. One group will take part in a gallery safari, whilst the other explores objects, then the groups will swap over. Maximum capacity 33 children.

What will my pupils do in the workshop?

Pupils will look at replica Viking objects to uncover the story of the Vikings and their lives in Scotland. Through hands-on activities, discover more about how archaeologists uncover real Viking sites.

Follow up activities

Curriculum links






I can communicate clearly when engaging with others within and beyond my place of learning, using selected resources as required. LIT 1-10a

I am developing confidence when engaging with others within and beyond my place of learning. I can communicate in a clear, expressive way and I am learning to select and organise resources independently. LIT 2-10a

Social Studies


I understand that evidence varies in the extent to which it can be trusted and can use this in learning about the past. SOC 1-01a

I can use primary and secondary sources selectively to research events in the past. SOC 2-01a


By exploring places, investigating artefacts and locating them in time, I have developed an awareness of the ways we remember and preserve Scotland’s history.

SOC 1-02a

I can interpret historical evidence from a range of periods to help to build a picture of Scotland’s heritage and my sense of chronology.

SOC 2-02a


I can use evidence to recreate the story of a place or individual of local historical interest.

SOC 1-03a

I can investigate a Scottish historical theme to discover how past events or the actions of individuals or groups have shaped Scottish society.

SOC 2-03a


I can compare aspects of people’s daily lives in the past with my own by using historical evidence or the experience of recreating an historical setting. SOC 1-04a

I can compare and contrast a society in the past with my own and contribute to a discussion of the similarities and differences. SOC 2-04a

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