On Thursday 19th April, both Bronze and Silver class travelled to Lancaster Museum to discover more about the Romans. As both year 3 and year 4 have the Romans on their curriculum, it seemed only right to visit a place where we could find out more.
In the morning we were met by Marcus, our Roman soldier for the day. He told us all about how the Romans fought and what they wore, as well as allowing some children to try on the armour they wore in battle, they were all very fetching items! There were lots of questions asked and answered in this particular session and it was lovely to see the children's involvement. All the children loved Marcus and how funny he was.
Due to the amazing weather, we all sat in Lancaster Town Square to eat our lunch and have a bit of social time. There was a live band playing and both classes enjoyed a bit of a boogie! Following lunch time, we split into our classes to look round the main part of the museum, which included the history of magic, a Harry Potter section and a huge section on the military upstairs. All children were engaged in all there was to see and were totally engrossed in the military artefacts and looking at the differences between people at war in years gone by, compared to now. In the upstairs of the museum, we had the opportunity to look at Roman archaeological items with a gentleman from the museum, who also showed us an original Roman tombstone. Marcus the soldier also explained in further detail what it was like to be a Roman soldier and let us use some of the weaponry.
After our sessions in the afternoon, it was time to head back to School. All the children behaved impeccably, showed lovely manners and represented the School with pride. It was a glorious day and all of the children loved their time in Lancaster.
Thank you to our volunteers, Mrs Agic, Mrs Baines, Mrs Hudson and Mrs Soole, as well as the members of staff who made this trip possible.