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What the Romans did for us

14 June 2019

On Wednesday 5 June, Year 8 went on a trip to Verulamium, modern day St Albans (North London), to see some Roman ruins and artefacts. It was a long journey, but definitely worth it when it we got there. 

On arrival, we ate lunch in the sun in a park near the Verulamium Museum. After lunch we went into the museum and watched an informative video about Roman villages and civilisation in Britain. Afterwards we visited the museum in groups of three, collecting information for our Latin projects. We went outside to visit the ruins of the Roman theatre but, because of Boudicca’s invasion in 60-61 AD, there wasn’t much left. 

We walked back into the museum into a lecture room where we were able handle the ancient artefacts, some of which were over 2,000 years old. Then we had a talk about how the Roman army fought in battle and their armour. 

On the final part of the day we went to the Roman baths where the floor was a beautiful mosaic. The floor had an underfloor heating system called the hypocaust. It was amazing to see the things we study in class come to life! 

It was then time to get on the bus to start our journey back to the school. Thank you to the teachers from the Classics Department who gave up their time to take us. It was a great day and we learned a lot of new information for our summer term projects! 


 

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