Beowulf and The Pied Piper

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Craft Day 1/365
Hubby’s just made me a prop for school where I will be teaching Beowulf along with other myths and legends. He drew out the shape on some ply after a bit of research on the shape, then cut it out. He left the decorating for me to do!
I have painted the Viking broadsword using metallic paint for the font to add a bit of shine to it in the light and outlined some of the lettering with ink. I particularly like celtic patterns or those which interlock. One day I hope to have a go at silver jewellery making. The first piece of jewellery I designed was when my first baby was born and I wanted her to have a keepsake for when she grew up. Although I designed it, I commissioned a jewellery maker from famous Glastonbury in the UK to make it.
Regarding my class, all about the age of 12/13, they were thrilled that we were going to create a wall display of our work on myths and legends. After the focus on Beowulf, we moved onto The Pied Piper and the children’s task was to then write their own epic poem. My youngest daughter is always inspired by the ideas I plan for my lessons and wanted to take part even though she’s younger and attends a different school. She drew me a picture for a slide on The Pied Piper, having already studied it at school!
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7 thoughts on “Beowulf and The Pied Piper

  1. Gosh I wish I’d had a teacher like you when I was a school…love the project – amazing…no wonder the children were thrilled to take part …

  2. Oh, I wish you were near. When my boy was 6 we studied ancient and medieval times last year. We’ll return to it in 3, 4 yrs (in our Classical homeschool curriculum). I am just not very kinesthetic and my sword-crazy son would love this. Was it…fairly…easy to make? But I’m asking YOU with the magic touch.

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