Harold’s Cross National School has created Ireland’s first Archaeology and History Hub within a primary school. The Hub engages children and the community in active learning about Dublin’s unique Viking history and archaeology in an authentic setting. The construction of a Dublin-type Viking house in a primary school brings history to life.
The children experience a Viking Dublin home first-hand and can participate in archaeologist-led activities and workshops. The house will feature in the long-term educational programme at Harold’s Cross, supporting the primary curriculum in a variety of subjects. The house will also be accessible to other schools with pupils aged 4 to 17 years, through archaeology camps and by the local community for events.
The Viking activity book is designed for the under 12s and draws on the latest research, to inspire thinking and creativity. The second edition of Languages Myths & Finds - Viking Age Dublin Walking Tour and Activity Book will be distributed free of charge to all National Schools to support the National curriculum. The book is available digitally online, for use by teachers and students, researchers and the culturally curious. To raise awareness of Viking Dublin internationally, the book will go to Viking visitor centres on the Council of Europe’s Viking Cultural Route via the Destination Viking Network and to the project partners in the Viking Dublin-York Axis.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.