Year 8 Humanities Workshop

Greenland Expedition – a journey of discovery

Yesterday, the whole of Year 8 took part in a ‘Greenland Expedition’. 


They learnt how Greenland was colonised by Erik the Red and discovered different aspects of Norse cultur’ by examining a range of artefacts. They also took part in a simulation to understand why the Norse settlers died out after 500 years. 

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Their study of contemporary Greenland included considering the impact of climate change on different communities in Greenland and how young Greenlanders cope with the pressures of modern life. 


This cross-curricular activity was run jointly by the History and Geography Department and proved to be a really interesting and thought provoking morning for Year 8.