We had the most amazing day with Ashley, our Roman Soldier. We learnt all about Roman Soldiers; what they wore, how they fought and what they ate - we even got to try the 'hardtack' and 'lentil stew' they would have eaten.
We played some Roman games, cleaned armour, dressed as a soldier, wrote like a Roman and attempted to grind some wheat. We compared this to how we live today; most of us decided we'd prefer to live today than in Roman times.
We had the opportunity to look at Roman artefacts; pottery, coins, brooches, tiles. We had to decide which object was not Roman, some were very tricky.
To end the day we became Roman soldiers, we learnt how to march, speak Latin and went into battle! We made a 'testudo' formation, to see how strong this was.
We LOVED IT!!!