Traders & Raiders
Monday 7th January, saw Pete the Merciless, a Viking, invade Balfour Junior Academy to kick start the Year 4 topic of Traders & Raiders. He came bearing all his equipment: fearsome weapons; precious items; animal skins; and everyday tools.
The world of the Saxons and Vikings was brought to life as the children were able to handle the artefacts and replicas, and even mint their own silver Viking penny. As well as all this, children enjoyed creating their own rune pendants and model Viking ships.