The Saxons (am) - Living History Drama Workshop for Home Educating families...

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West Parley Memorial Hall

275 Christchurch Road

West Parley

BH22 8SL

United Kingdom

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Step back to 600 AD and recreate a day in a Saxon Village, exploring household trades, fighting drill, dispute settlement, riddles and story-telling.

Children start off by dressing up, getting their Saxon name, and then dividing into four households: Weavers, Dairy, Bakers, Leather-workers.

A visiting storyteller (a Scop) is coming to the village, so each household is given props and information and asked to prepare a short scene showing how they have made their gift for the Scop. Each household in turn performs their scene to the rest of the group.

For example, the Weavers will show how they protect the sheep from wolves, shear the sheep, prepare the wool, and weave it into a scarf for the story teller.

Next the children use spears and shields to practice shield wall formation and war chants. Following a ‘death’ during the battle training, we see Saxon dispute settlement in action.

In the evening the Village gathers at a long table. The Scop arrives, the children tell riddles and present their household gifts, and the workshop concludes with a very interactive retelling of “Beowulf”.


“Children all participated and thoroughly enjoyed acting out the battle” St Monica Primary

“really good fun, there was lots to do, the pace was good, and the children learned a great deal" Marshwood School

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West Parley Memorial Hall

275 Christchurch Road

West Parley

BH22 8SL

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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