03:28PM, Monday 06 June 2016
A trip back to Roman times was enjoyed by school pupils before they broke up for half term.
Youngsters at Clayton’s Primary School, in Wendover Road, had a whole day dedicated to learning about the ancient empire on Thursday, May 26.
Organised by education experience company History off the Page, about 80 pupils from year three and year four reenacted life in Roman Britain during the famous Boudican Revolt. Each was given a Latin name and assigned a role as either citizen, soldier or slave and given a demonstration of the day-to-day goings on of a military fort or luxury villa. This included everything from crushing olives to make oil, to making clay pots and filling out application forms on wax tablets to join the army.
Teacher John Saunders said: “The important thing is for the children to get active and really feel and live the life of a Roman and know what would be like in those times.”