Another busy day! We awoke at 7:15am and were eating our breakfast by 8am. We had soon left the hotel behind us and walked to the centre of York, where we split into two groups. Over the course of the morning, lunch and the early afternoon we visited the Jorvik centre and The Dig.
The Jorvic centre gave us insight into life in York (Jorvik) during the Viking period. We rode an interactive ride through the streets of Jorvik and examined Historical artefacts found at the site during archaeological digs. This included combs, coins, brooches and even human poo! (It tells us about the Viking diet).
The Dig gave the children the opportunity to become archaeologists themselves. They dug in four sites from the Roman to Victorian periods and then classified finds.
In the afternoon the children burnt off energy in the park before arriving back at the hotel for a roast dinner.
The evening had a slightly spooky edge as the children took a ghostly tour of York at night, led by a storyteller. As we have an early start tomorrow, we went to bed just before 9pm.
Tomorrow we will visit York Minster, having a tour of the Roman temple found beneath it's foundations and then plotting the History of the Minster through the ages.
We plan to arrive back at school at 5pm (weather permitting). See you tomorrow!