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Roman Invasion in Year 4

Friday, 29 January 2016

The Roman Centurion’s visit to Year 4 was an unforgettable experience! He offered a host of factual information and made everything fun with lots of interactive learning.

Some of the girls were enlisted as legionaries: they tried on heavy armour, tested the weight of the weapons, shields, and other equipment they would have to carry as Roman soldiers, and found out some of the orders they might have to follow in Latin. They also found out that they could pay the Centurion in bribes!

The workshop was mostly about the Roman invasion of Britain, but Year 4 also discovered that the Romans extended their empire across more than thirty countries thanks to their well-equipped army and organised invasion strategies.

It was really interesting to find out about how Romans lived 2,000 years ago, from building their homes and camps to washing and going to the toilet. The girls found that the Romans influenced a great deal of modern society and even the English language. The Centurion’s visit really brought this fascinating period of history to life for the pupils.

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The Centurion talked to Year 4 about many aspects of Roman life and the invasion of Britain

The Centurion talked to Year 4 about many aspects of Roman life and the invasion of Britain

Outfitting one of the new legionaries

Outfitting one of the new legionaries