Vikings attack the monastery at Lindisfarne

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We have been writing recounts in role as monks who were living on the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne in 793AD, at the time of the first Viking raid.  We learnt about the Lindisfarne Gospel and watched some video clips to help us think about what life would have been like for the monks living in the monastery.  To help us understand how scared the monks might have felt as they saw the Viking raiders approaching, we acted out being monks going about their every day tasks and then hid in our monastery (the goalposts!) where we cowered with our friends as the Vikings charged towards us.