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Murton Park Visit

Year 7's became Vikings for the day

Living History – Year 7 Murton Park visit

Year 7 of the Axholme Academy didn't just study history but lived it this week when they spent the day being Vikings in Dark Ages York.  A record number of students, who are currently studying the History of York in the Dark Ages travelled in space to Murton Park, just outside of York and in time, to the 11th century.  During the day the students helped run a Dark Ages house, worked with clay to make oil lamps, farmed the land and learnt how to defend it from raiders.  'It was fantastic!' said Jack Shaw.  'I really enjoyed the pottery most.'  Richard Thorpe, History teacher at The Axholme Academy added 'this really brings the past alive.  Living in a Viking long house teaches you, if nothing else, you can't storm out to your bedroom after an argument - there is only one room for eating, sleeping and working!