Viking Shields

As part of our history learning about The Vikings, we bring in design and technology work to make a replica Viking shield. We studied both primary and secondary sources to understand how they were made and what they looked like, before design our own pattern. We then used hacksaws to cut these out of dense cardboard, before painting on our design and adding a metal boss and rim. Finally, we investigated the best way to make and attach a handle and then used this knowledge to finish our work.