HE may look fierce dressed as a Viking warrior, but Mark Hadlett's bark is worse than his bite. The re-enactment enthusiast and his wife, Amanda, stepped back in time to promote Family Learning Week workshops for children and parents.

A taster session looking at the Norse raiders was held at Green Gates Primary School, Redcar, east Cleveland, yesterday. Among those who took the chance to talk to the invader were Andrea O'Neill and her children, Aimie, seven, and Robbie, four.