On Wednesday 3 March Year 3 Kingsley Junior girls spent a day with Centurion Titus, a re-enactor who specialises in bringing Roman history alive. There was a host of hands-on activities: the girls were drilled, with commands in Latin; they tried on helmets and shields; handled artefacts; and had a lesson in how to kill Britons! The pupils delighted in learning some of the gory and disgusting details of life in Roman times, and particularly enjoyed gladiator training at the amphitheatre!
Form teacher Mrs Harrold says that the day was hugely enjoyable and follow-up lessons have shown how much the girls learned. Some of the girls' comments follow:
'Titus the Centurion looked fierce, strong, big and tall. He was wearing some heavy metal armour and a big helmet and some medals' - Roohi Mostafa
'I felt like I was a real Roman' - Sophie Stewart
'I was a volunteer. I had to try on helmets, which were very heavy. A different helmet had feathers on it and was quite itchy on my head' - Rebecca Burden
'We learned some disgusting things about the Romans!' - Helena Heath
'My favourite bit was when we made a tortoise in the playground. Mrs Harrold threw balls (instead of rocks) at the tortoise but got scared when we started charging. We shouted sin, dex, sin, dex, then we started to run!' - Divya-Rose Hickling
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