Elmbridge Museum visited the Shout! holiday scheme to run two workshops all about Anglo-Saxon jewellery with children aged 5-13 years old.
Within the workshops children found out who the Anglo-Saxons were and when they settled in Great Britain. The children also discovered that the Anglo-Saxons wore brooches for the practical reason of fastening their clothes together. We also talked about how the intricate design and bejewelled patterns of brooches would have shown the wearers wealth or status. Children taking part in the workshop then went on to make their own Anglo-Saxon brooches.
Children aged 5-8 years old got creative with deco pens, colouring pencils, gems and sequins to decorate their own Anglo-Saxon inspired brooch.
Children aged 9-13 years old used the technique of embossing to create their own brooches, which they then made sparkle by adding jewels and sequins to their designs.
Shout! holiday scheme offers a diverse and fun-packed programme of activities for 5-13-year-old children. For more information please visit the Shout! webpage.