Exmouth primary school holds Roman day
PUBLISHED: 08:00 17 February 2018
Youngsters from St Joseph’s Primary School, in Exmouth, have been learning what life was like under the rule of the Roman Empire
Youngsters at an Exmouth primary school have been learning what life was like when the Romans ruled the country.
Pupils from St Joseph’s Primary School got dressed in themed costumes for the day as they learnt about the time from the perspective of the Roman soldiers and the Celts.
In the morning, children in years three and four dressed as Celts, who had inhabited the country before the Roman invasion, and debated whether to become members of the Roman Empire or not.
They were able to look at a variety of Celtic and Roman artefacts which represented everyday life in that era.
In the afternoon, youngsters became a Roman battalion.
Headteacher Nicola Taylor-Bashford said: “This brought an understanding of how the Roman army worked together to become a superior fighting force - a formidable power that no disorganised army could hope to beat.
“The children had a fantastic day.”