Roman legion goes into battle as part of school history project

Roman soldiers on the march at Sheringham Primary School.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Roman soldiers on the march at Sheringham Primary School.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

A legion of Roman centurions, soldiers and senators marched into Sheringham Primary School, as part of a history project culminating in pitched battles in the playground.

Roman soldiers on the march at Sheringham Primary School.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Roman soldiers on the march at Sheringham Primary School.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

As well as paying a visit to Norwich Castle Museum to look at ancient Roman artefacts, the 85 eight and nine-year-old youngsters taking part had a chance to make shields and swords and model Roman villas from clay.

They also unearthed Roman treasure during a sandpit archaeological dig, wrote letters from soldiers to their families and looked at how the ancient Romans lived and the lasting impact they had on the world.

Roman soldiers on the march at Sheringham Primary School.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Roman soldiers on the march at Sheringham Primary School.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Year 4 teacher Jade Murray said pupils had been 'captivated' by the topic.

She added: 'It was a real hands-on project that led to a whole range of activities and because we went on the trip right at the start, the children got into the roles of Romans straight away.'

Class 4P get set to go into battle.Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Class 4P get set to go into battle.Photo: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant


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