the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
26 May 2017
We were all buzzing with excitement as we entered the school building and assembled in the hall, ready for the day ahead. This was sure to be a trip forever remembered.
After we were registered in our form groups, we were led to the coaches, where 7E and 7J were taken to the Roman villa and 7M and 7H set off to the Roman museum in Cirencester. At the museum, the two form groups completed the challenge of exploring the museum and finding specific artefacts of special significance from the Roman era, ranging from secret Christian codes to beautiful and intricately patterned mosaics. We learnt about Roman skills, such as craftsmanship, and we enjoyed going back in time, dressing up as Roman citizens.
Meanwhile, at Chedworth Roman Villa, 7E and 7J were learning about the format of Roman houses, the making of medicine and the incredible methods used to make bathing an exciting experience. They also enjoyed becoming slaves for a while and worked diligently for their master to make a cure for a cold. After this, we took delight in a well-deserved break and ate our lunch heartily. The groups then swapped and took part in the opposite activities for the rest of the afternoon. After a quick visit to the gift shop, we boarded the coaches, sad to leave, but tired after a long day.
We benefited from beautiful weather, and we are very grateful to the teachers for putting in the time and effort to organise this for us. On behalf of Year 7, we thank you all very much.
By Abigail Tomlinson and Gracie Herbert
Year 7 explore Roman Britain
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