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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Religious Education

Resources

Local history

Discover the music of the ancient world through close examination of objects from ancient Greece and Rome.


Art guide: celebration 
Age 7–11, 12–16

Image bank: Life events 
Age 7–11

Babylon: Myth and Reality 
Age 7–11, 12–16

Discover the Arab World 
Age 12–16

Greece: gods and goddesses 
Age 7–11

Islamic civilisations 
Age 12–16

Thomas Becket 
Age 12–16

Throne of Weapons and
the Tree of Life 

Age 12–16

Sessions

School session

Multimedia magic

KS2

Students explore a Museum gallery with digital cameras and tablet computers.

School session

Celebrating China

KS2

Students explore the traditions behind the Chinese New Year.

School session

Islam: art and belief

KS2

Students discover the part religious belief has played in Islamic design.

School session

Digital Islam

KS3&4

Students explore the world of Islamic art and belief through modern technology.


Books

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