Aeoncademy’s Vala program uses imaginative character play to give children a feel for what the lives and experiences of real people in history might have been like. Instead of long lists of dates and names, Vala gives memorable and dramatic context to the historical events it covers and also explores themes of empathy and imagination through adventures drawing on fantasy and science fiction.
You’ve all seen the program – now you can take a deeper look into what we’re doing at Vala this Spring – Part Two.
Samurai And Ninja
Hungry for glory and driven to win the respect of his legendary father Oda Nobunaga, the minor warlord Oda Nobukatsu leads his army over the borders of Iga Province and into the territory of its democratic Republic. Now in well-earned positions of trust and leadership among the local clans, the small but tightly-knit strikeforce of samurai and ninja handpicked years ago by Hattori Hanzō must battle to turn back the invading army of the ambitious warlord as Iga province finds itself Under Siege.
Elf-Towers of Dawn
Follow a group of questing peregrines on a mighty journey between shining towers of elven make, in a fantastical, mythical, and extraodinary world. Join the Mighty Knights, Dwarves, Elves, the tribes of Cat Myrthen and Mathonowi as they approach the ethereal Dreaming Tower.
Acquiring the Eirikson map of Vinland and hearing the tales of rich natural resources, a well-respected landholder and his community set off for this ‘New World’ to make a home for themselves in this fertile and abundant land and take advantage of the friendly ties that the last voyage forged with the Micmac who live there. On their arrival, however, they find themselves drawn more deeply into local politics than intended after some of their number fight off a band of territorial raiders and prevent the capture of a group of women including …the Micmac Princess!
The Second Crusade is over and the Knights Templar won great glory for themselves and for God through their contributions to that campaign. Again, however, their deeds were eclipsed by their rivals the Knights Hospitalier and the Templars are no closer to achieving those goals for which they have long hoped. But as shocking events leave Tripoli vulnerable to the Assassin cult and neighbouring enemies and the Hospitaliers seem unable to resolve the crisis, the Knights Templars may have a chance to prove their quality and begin to earn the title Lords of Outremar!