All Hail our Valiant Vikings!

4 March 2020

children with a viking boat they've created at a private school in Bucks

The Beacon School was invaded on Wednesday by fierce Viking warriors! What a day we had with wonderful costumes and engaging workshops.

On arrival, all boys were given a Viking name. They travelled back in time to the ninth century and experienced various workshops such as making clay runes and pots, weaving rope bracelets, creating Thor’s hammer, making beeswax candles and crushing ingredients to make medicine to cure ailments.

From their settlement, they discussed the forthcoming battle and reacted as gossip was spread. All the boys demonstrated a great understanding of the causes of Viking invasions and an empathy for King Alfred’s resistance. In the afternoon, the boys discovered replica artefacts by taking part in an archaeological dig. ‘Lord Ragnor’ also carried out metal casting where liquid pewter was made into solid brooches.

All the boys had a really exciting, memorable day and thoroughly enjoyed the role-play!

Open Morning & Messy Play – Saturday 1 October

You are warmly invited to attend our Open Morning on Saturday 1 October from 09:00 to 11:00.

Please click here to pre-book an appointment.

For Early Years’ boys, we are also hosting Messy Play sessions 09:00 to 12:00 – click here to pre-book a session.

For a genuine insight into The Beacon, see our recent reviews from our ISI Inspection, Muddy Stilettos & The Good Schools Guide.