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Exploring Roman Britain at the Verulamium
15 June 2018
On Wednesday 6 June, Year 8 went on an amazing trip to St Albans 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. After that we went round the museum in groups of three, collecting information for our Latin projects, before going outside to visit the ruins of the Roman theatre, but because of Boudicca’s invasion in 60-61 AD there wasn’t much left. After that we went 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!
Finally, we returned back to the bus on our journey back to the school. Thank you to the teachers from the Classics Department and Year 8 Tutor Team 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!