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Adventure 1: Danelaw Trip

On Wednesday 30th September, Willow and Sycamore class went to Danelaw where they got to live as Anglo-Saxons for a day

After being given a costume and a chance to learn more about the Anglo Saxons, it was time to go see the village where we were sorted into the 'families' we would spend the day working in.
One task was to farm the fields just as the Anglo-Saxons would.
Another was to collect firewood for the village.

We also learned to grind flour in the Moot Hall. It would take 12 hours to grind enough flour to make bread for our family.

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We were also taught how to make oil lamps out of clay.
One of the most important tasks was to guard the village. We were trained how to use a spear and shield and to move in formation.
These skills came in useful as one member of the village was revealed as a Mercian spy! After he was exiled, he later returned with his weapons to attack the village! Fortunately the guards on duty made short work of him.

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Finally the Thane allowed us into his Moot Hall so he could tell us more about Anglo-Saxon life and homes.