VIKING history came to life as pupils took part in the ‘best school day ever’.

Students in the Pegasus class at Langley Fitzurse primary school, in Kington Langley, experience a fun-filled day of ancient Scandinavian baking, blacksmithing and crafts.

They made Viking bread, forged a pendant using real bellows with blacksmith Arian Leljak, did ancient weaving, and adapted the playground’s boat into a Viking longship.

The day was run by teacher Johanna Nathanson, who runs the class of year two and three pupils, to ‘round off’ the topic they have been learning this year.

She said: “People rarely get to experience these ancient crafts anymore.

“It was great for the children to be able to take home their traditional Viking medallion.”

The school aims to host a special day for its pupils once a term, either a field trip or an event at the school that ties into their learning.

Money to fund the Viking day was raised by enthusiastic parents who held a cake sale.

Mrs Nathanson explained how positive all of the parents were about the event an wanted to support in any way they could.

The children of the Pegasus Class were 'really delighted' at how the day went, with one student claiming it was the 'best day they ever had at school'.

Langley Fitzurse have previously run Aztec, Mayan and Chinese themed days which have been successful in bringing history to life for pupils.

The school plans to continue running the regular special days as a treat and learning experience for the pupils at Langley.