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Feedback from Teachers and Children on the Anglo-Saxons Workshop

The full day with jewellery and armour:

'We would like to thank Tony North for an amazing workshop and insight into the lives of the Anglo-Saxons. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and made some very impressive artefacts of an unbelievably high standard. The level of detail that goes into the craftwork is outstanding. The children were so proud and were truly amazed at what they had managed to produce.

The session was well prepared, structured and implemented and Tony North made it look effortless. The quality of the shields, helmets and jewellery is exceptional. We will definitely be contacting Time Trips again in the future and would highly recommend this workshop for upper Key Stage 2 pupils.' - Nicola Cadwallader, Year 5 Teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary, Bury (2016) 

'The day was very informative for the children and engaging. The children learnt something new from their workshop. The children really enjoyed making the swords and armour. The morning activities were brilliant, the children were really stuck in and focused on the jewellery making.' - Chloe Hamer and Rebecca Male, Year 5 teachers, Brandwood Primary, Bolton (2016)

'The children had a fantastic day. They have said it was fun, exciting and wanted you to come back again!! Please find attached pics of artwork and some writing they produced about the day. Many thanks - we learned lots and had fun doing it.' - Annette Mitchell, Year 5 teacher, St. Aidan's RC Primary, Manchester (2016)

Armour half day:

'The children had a fantastic time handling the Anglo-Saxon replica artefacts. They thoroughly enjoyed the hands on workshop and due to the quality of resources, they were able to produce some fantastic artwork. This was a memorable day for our children who have now been inspired to find out much more about Anglo-Saxon weaponry.' - Mike Burgess, Year 4 teacher, St. George's Primary, Hyde (2015)

'May I say once again what a super workshop you delivered. The children were totally engaged with the making of the shields, swords and helmets. They loved dressing up and seeing the artefacts you brought with you. The resources you gave to the children to enable them in the making were superb. Here is a selection of their comments:

“It was the best morning in Year 5”

“When the shields were done they looked amazing!”

“We hope that Mr North will come again.”

“Everyone really enjoyed the day and we would think you would love it too!”

“We would like Mr North to come again because we had great fun!”'

- Annette Mitchell, Year 5 teacher, St.Aidan's RC Primary, Manchester (2016)