‘Reading and Writing in Anglo-Saxon Times’
Mr. Harry Ball offers presentations and practical work with quills and parchment.
He is available for morning or afternoon sessions for Primary School pupils from 8 to 11 years old.
The area covered is within an approximately 20 mile radius of Leek, Staffordshire.
He asks for a contribution towards the cost of travel and materials.
Mr. Matt Love, aka ‘Leofwin’, offers ‘leornungdagas’ or ‘Learning Days’ to schools on Mondays or Fridays. The formula followed with proven success so far has been based around the Norman Conquest, with a number of one hour sessions with different groups through the day. Each session begins with Leofwin, a freeman or ceorl, describing his everyday life and the events of 1066 as they have so far touched him. A question and answer session follows, and the session ends with the group examining the various displays. Leofwin is sometimes replaced with Godweard, a thane involved in the campaign of 1066, or with Thomas, a lay monk recruited to assist in the drawing up of the Domesday Book in 1086.
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