Year 3 and 4 enjoyed a very informative, fun and exciting trip to the National Roman Museum in Caerleon, Wales.
First, we met a Roman Solider who took us around the old barracks he would have lived over 2000 years ago. We tried on some armor and had a quick snooze in some of their beds, they weren’t very comfy!
Then, we went to look around the museum. We saw a 2000 year old helmet, pieces of old jewellery, lots of weapons and even the bones of a well known Roman (potentially an officer) in a coffin that was accidentally discovered just nearby.
After a spot of lunch, we went to the incredible Amphitheatre. This was fascinating – we were standing in the middle of such a great historical monument. We could see where the Gladiators would have prayed before a big fight and where the animals they would fight were kept. We asked lots of questions and found out some pretty interesting facts. Maybe we could tell you one!
We then went into the old Roman baths where we could have a feel for what it would have been like for them at that time. It was nice and warm in there as we played some Roman games, watched a video on the Romans and we even took some selfies with Julius Ceaser.
It was a jam-packed trip that gave us all really good first hand experience of the Romans. Thanks to all the parents and volunteers for their support. It really was a time-travelling adventure.