A few years ago, Eldest made a viking long boat as part of her history homework. I blogged about it. Judging by the number of hits that post gets, I think this homework has been set by a lot of teachers around the UK. Half-term, it was middle daughter’s turn.
She was thrilled. She remembered watching her sister make the boat last time and wanted to join in. Continue reading
It wouldn’t be May Bank Holiday without…… seeing a little maypole dancing.
And this is one of the best I have seen.
With live music of the best kind.
Audience clapping along.
Keeping a tradition alive.
Accomplishing complicated weaving.
They seemed happy to be joining in.
So there you are. We can all start planting now.
(I may have stolen a march on that aspect.)
Oh Yeah. Oh Yeah!
Hope you had a good May Day.
Did you do anything traditional this weekend?
This is a Viking long boat that AJ made for her homework this week. We picked up the instructions and templates here. At 10 years old, she was able to follow the instructions and do it pretty much by herself.
I sometimes think it is tough on my children as everyone wants to join in with this type of project. The other two children stood around dropping big hints that they wanted to make one. The parents hung around and wanted to suggest modifications, but the project had to be hers. She did allow us to make some suggestions. (I did help with some of the cutting out. I think it was to keep me from interfering anymore.)
We suggested using a fabric sail and wooden skewers for the sail, so that the sail could be lowered and pulled up again. Continue reading