Kristin School visit - 21 June
The Imperial Romans visited Kristin School for their Ancient History Day. Over 175 children were divided into 8 legions representing Roman, Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, Gauls, Celts, Vikings and Mayans. They practiced some simple sword play and Roman formations like orbis, vallum and castorum to illustrate the value of training, planning and discipline. Then they recreated some famous historical battles to learn the value of tactics and strategy, both Roman victory against Boadicea (10,000 versus 150,000), and defeat by Hannibal (40,000 defeat 80,000), and Alexander's defeat of King Darius using his flying wedge formation. The kids blew the cornu and tuba Roman musical instruments, wrote on wax tablets (the Roman ipad), and finished with a group charge at the terrified cameraman. Great fun!