Hoole Church of England Primary enjoyed a visit from a Viking this week as pupils took a trip back in time.

Olaf the Viking had travelled, not from the frozen fjords of Scandinavia, but instead from Viking School Days based in Rossendale, Lancashire to teach the children about the day to day life of a Viking.

Recounting stories of voyages and adventures in the long boats, Olaf also allowed the children to examine Viking related artefacts before inevitably battling some Anglo Saxons.

Pupils had been researching Viking clothing and many attended school in their Viking attire.

Mrs Salisbury, a teacher at Hoole C of E Primary, said: "The children engaged so enthusiastically with this learning experience. Olaf commended them on their excellent behaviour and the quality of the research they had undertaken in preparation for his visit."

Mrs Kelly, a Year Five teacher, added: "We are keen to ensure that learning is made memorable for our pupils. I am sure that the children will remember their encounter with Olaf for a long time."

The school is now planning additional enrichment opportunities for pupils in other year groups, including a forthcoming residential trip for younger students.