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Special Event - Upper School Roman Day

19 May 2008

Not content with looking at a range of information sources, handling artefacts and visiting the museum, Beeches and Larches were determined to put their newly learnt Roman facts and skills into practise! On Monday 19th May, for one day only, the field at Langley School was transformed into a Roman Camp, ready for work and play!

All of the children adopted their new Roman names for the day and worked in groups, lead by our very own generals who had 'bought' their teams at a slave sale!

We were lucky that there was a passing Roman General who dropped in to help us out with a few things... The children particularly enjoyed marching and using his swords (wooden ones!) and shields.

After a range of activities, including making and crossing a rope bridge, decorating tents with a range of mosaics and digging for Roman coins, we built up our energy levels by eating a Roman dish of fried bread (dipped in milk), drizzled with honey. Yum!

After expert tuition in marching, the children had a chance to show their skills when they took their standards and shields and marched down a real Roman road in Sutton Park.


'But this shield is almost bigger than me!'
 
Gladiators... ready!

Bit draughty in here!
 
'How does the helmet look?'

Quick, march!

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