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Schools to receive a Viking visitor

Storyteller Donald White at Ford First School today telling the children stories about Northumberland heritage.

Storyteller Donald White at Ford First School today telling the children stories about Northumberland heritage.

Northumberland pupils will be travelling back in time as a solitary Viking will be turning up at schools across the county during May and June

Magnus the soupmaker, aka Don White, senior library assistant, will be visiting over 30 schools dressed in full Viking regalia to engage pupils with his interactive stories about the famous invaders, their lifestyles and beliefs.

As the new curriculum places greater emphasis on local history, the Viking theme is an ideal storytelling topic, given that the Viking’s first significant raid on Britain took place on Lindisfarne Island in 793.

The first session is confirmed to take place on Holy Island beach on May 1 with the children from Lowick First School.

This is the third year in succession that the school’s library service has offered an event of this nature which is free of charge to subscribing schools.

 

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