Education

The Story Hoard Book
The world of the Anglo-Saxons was rich in poems, riddles and stories such as ‘Beowulf.’ Following on from this tradition, members of the Kings Norton Writing Group, metal detectorists, students of English as a second language and members of the general public worked with writer Helen Cross to create a book of original poetry, stories and personal reflections.

View ‘Story Hoard’ online” or see the original volume – bound in tooled leather in the style of an Anglo-Saxon manuscript – in the new Staffordshire Hoard Gallery at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Schools

Anglo-Saxon Workshops for Schools KS1/KS2
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery have produced several hands-on workshops for schools, based upon life in Anglo-Saxon times. Find out more.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery also offer a practical workshop based on archaeological investigation. Find out more.

A great resource for Key Stage 2 & 3 pupils
Pupils and teachers from the historical department at Chase Terrace Technology College have created an education pack for all schools to use. Chase Terrace is just a few miles from the site where the Staffordshire Hoard was found. Find out more and download the pack.

Community Touring Exhibition Education Resources
Please visit the Mercian Trail Community Touring Exhibition Resources page to find KS2 education resources to accompany a visit to see the Mercian Trail Community Touring Exhibition.

There’s also a wide range of learning resources online. Here’s a few we’ve found:

BBC’s Primary History – Anglo-Saxons

Britain Express – Anglo-Saxon life

Education Scholastic – Anglo-Saxon riddles

The Ashmolean Museum – Anglo-Saxon resources