Exmouth primary school holds Roman day

PUBLISHED: 08:00 17 February 2018

Pupils from St Joseph's Primary School learnt about Roman battle tactics

Pupils from St Joseph's Primary School learnt about Roman battle tactics

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Youngsters from St Joseph’s Primary School, in Exmouth, have been learning what life was like under the rule of the Roman Empire

Youngsters from St Joseph's Primary School became members of a Roman BattalionYoungsters from St Joseph's Primary School became members of a Roman Battalion

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.

Children from St Joseph's Primary School had their faces painted for their Roman dayChildren from St Joseph's Primary School had their faces painted for their Roman day

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.”

Pupils at St Joseph's Primary School 'had a fantastic day' learning about the Roman EmpirePupils at St Joseph's Primary School 'had a fantastic day' learning about the Roman Empire

Pupils from St Joseph's Primary School got dressed up in Celtic attire of the Roman eraPupils from St Joseph's Primary School got dressed up in Celtic attire of the Roman era

Youngsters from St Jospeh's Primary School got dressed up as Roman soldiers.Youngsters from St Jospeh's Primary School got dressed up as Roman soldiers.

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