The Romans have visited many schools so that the students can participate in hands-on activities that bring history alive, and have received overwhelmingly positive feedback. The display usually begins with an introduction to the Roman army showing the special features that won the victories which allowed them to build the Roman Empire. We are led by the questions that the students ask, and they get to try on the gear.
Activities include writing on wax tablets, and study of maps, papyrus, and the codex.
The students play ancient musical instruments while joining in a circle dance that gives each performer the chance to do a solo and twirl in the centre of the ring - absolutely great fun!
The students get to strike the dies with a hammer to mint their own real metal Roman coin to keep. This is a great favourite.
Turning the wheat-grinding wheel.