The Thing day was a great success and we hope to do more work with the schools who participated and to hold similar days with other Orkney schools. All is dependent on securing future funding.
If you wish to hold a similar event this is some of what we’d advise
In total 34 pupils from St Andrews Primary and 10 pupils for Evie Primary participated. A local hall was booked as a back-up location in case of poor weather.
1100: Pupils arrived, in Viking costume and with Viking names, on site by bus and discovered amongst the links and dunes surrounding the Dingisehowe Thing site an open fronted tent, couple of tables and a long hearth.
- Thing Project film
- Follow up project work back in the classroom linked to the curriculum
- Public awareness of the event via schools and local newspaper, and electronic media
The intended outcomes were