Today we have been marching around the playground. In history we worked out that over the four months building up to the Battle of Edington Alfred the Great’s army would have marched an average of 2 miles a day. They would have marched long distances and then camped for a week before moving on. We estimated that each step was 1 metre and then counted our steps around the playground. We estimated that to march 2 miles or 3218 metres it would take 30 laps around the playground.