The Romans

The Romans

What did the Romans ever do for us?

Over 2,000 years ago the Romans swept their way across Europe, the Mediterranean and Northern Africa, swallowing up small tribal communities into one colossal empire controlled by a senate and later by a Caesar. 

In this Topic day find out who the Romans were and investigate the impact they had on the British Isles. Try your hand at Roman games, art and construction and see what life was like for the people of Britannia who lived during the Roman occupation.

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What did the Romans ever do for us?

During this session students will be set the investigation question - What did the Romans ever do for us?

Through the session they will use archaeological skills to pieces together clues from a range of sources, including artefacts and documents, in order to answer this question. Together they will explore the world of the Romans and experience the thrill of archaeological discovery. 

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Who’s Who in the Roman World?

During this session students will come face to face with artefacts from the Roman world. Using archaeological techniques they will discover the depth and complexity of the Roman social structure and build a picture of what life was like for those living in the Roman Empire. They will discover the vast differences in social comfort and find out about the types of jobs they would have been able to do if they lived 2,000 years ago. 

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Roman Handball

Just like us the Romans enjoyed competitive sport. During this session discover the rules of Roman Handball and play a game with friends.

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Roman Religion - Amulets and Curses

Religion was a fundamental part of Roman Life. The Gods were an ever present aspect of everyones lives and many used their influence to cast curses. Explore the superstitious world of Roman religion and create a Bulla amulet to keep you safe.

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Roman Games and Crafts

Most people in Roman society worked hard, but many still new how to have fun and could create beautiful crafts. Have a go at Roman games. Can you triumph over a friend? Or try your hand at Roman crafts, such as the famous mosaics.

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Ancient Builders

The Romans were some of the most celebrated builders in the ancient world. Learn about their most ambitious projects and have a go at constructing a model of a catapult. Can you make it work?