22 November 2018

The Romans invade Whitehorse and Ecclesbourne

This week, Year 4 have been visited by two Romans to help us with our learning in Thematic.  We were visited by Roman soldier Tiberius who taught us all about life in the Roman army.  In Roman times, you could join the army at the age of 14 and all you needed was a letter of permission from the eldest male in your family.  Tiberius told us that conditions were hard and 8 Roman soldiers would share a tent.  With two on guard duty at all times, you didn’t even get your own bed!  We experienced battle formation and learnt how Roman soldiers would fight.

We also met Oslak who was a retired soldier. As he was a centurion, he received a pension of £1.8 million when he left the army.  He used this to buy a house.  Oslak told us about life in the Roman villages which included a visit to the Roman toilets and the games that happened in the Roman baths.

The children and staff looked excellent in their Roman costumes and we were lucky enough to receive many compliments from our visitors for our interest, behaviour and enthusiasm.

Published on 22nd November, 2018

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