A lively, character-based workshop posing students real life numeracy challenges!


The Viking's Quest Workshop Description

A mixture of myth and maths from the North!

Numbers, shapes and co-ordinates were all important to the Vikings – as your pupils will discover when "Hagar the Hunter" turns up in your school.  He’s been travelling for centuries – seeking help from anyone he meets. Because it won’t be till he cracks the Riddle of the Runes that he can release his village’s children from the clutches of a mighty dragon. By taking part in a series of interactive challenges, your children will be able to help him – but they’ll need to use all their problem solving skills!

Exploring: both additive and multiplicative reasoning, number patterns, fractions, percentages, measurement, positional language.

Cross-Curricular Links: Food Technology, English, Modern Foreign Languages, History, Geography.

"It covered a huge range of skills without the children realising how much Numeracy they were doing! All the pupils could access it despite the huge range of abilities present." Hawes Side Academy

Maths / History
EYFS - Y6 / P1-P7
Up to 90 minutes per workshop
30 pupils per workshop
Classroom based

School Workshop FAQs

How many pupils can take part?

Up to 150 children can be accommodated in one day, in 5 x 1-hour workshops (30 pupils per workshop)

What is the format of the day?

Workshops require between 1-hour and 90-minutes per session, meaning most school can have up-to 5 x workshops a day. A timetable might look something like this:

9.00 - 10.00: Session 1

10.00 - 11.00: Session 2

11.00 - 12.00: Session 3


1.00 - 2.00: Session 4

2.00 - 3.00: Session 


Where will the workshop take place?

This is a classroom-based activity

Can we dress up as Vikings?

Yes! lots of school choose to dress up to get into the theme of the day. 

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