Few people are as tough as the Vikings. For a Norseman or Norsewoman, spending time outdoors isn’t optional. It is a matter of life or death! To survive, they have to master a long list of skills: they are talented woodsmen, archers with the greatest dexterity, champion boat makers, gifted trappers and resourceful tradesmen. Their bushcraft knowledge is second to none.
On this mission, you’ll get to follow in Eirik’s footsteps to master survival, the Viking way. Over the course of the week, you’ll learn how to start a fire with Chaga fungus, you’ll build an A-Frame Viking tent, you’ll carve your own wooden dagger and discover all about the Norseman flat bow. As your skills grow, you’ll have a go at building a longship and get to experiment with Viking soap made out of conkers. You’ll face challenges along the way and will have to become quite the expert at Knattleikr, the popular Viking ball game, to solve them.
Do you speak Norse by the way? It may come in handy! The mission will conclude with a Viking feast, where you’ll celebrate your achievements by making - and sampling - your own venison sausages, fladbrφd and honey mead around the fire! Are you ready to unleash your inner Viking?
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Once you have booked this mission through our website, you will an automated booking confirmation email. This will be followed by a second email from the Hive Team to share the online mission code, process for joining Google Classroom and list of kit needed (all simple household items).
TYPE OF MISSION
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
8+. If you have any question about this or if you are unsure and would like to talk through with us, please free to call or email the team. We'll be very happy to advise.
This mission will be facilitated by Qita Iseley, one of The Hive's core team of facilitators. A graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, Qita is also a Forest School Leader with over 3 years of experience of leading bushcraft and Forest School missions.
Four day mission with the flexibility to book as little as 1 day or as many as 4 days. If you are only booking 1 or 2 days, we suggest choosing the beginning of the week to help the children truly experience the developing story.
The mission runs from 10am to 3pm.