On Thursday 24th May Year 4 set off on a Historical mini break.
They began their adventure as Celts living in a small village. After discussing their lifestyle and comparing it with the Roman way of life, Year 4 decided to become legionaries.
The duty centurion was on the lookout for new recruits and the children met the require criteria. So, the classes (and teachers!) had a rigorous introduction to life in the Roman army.
Equipped with their uniform of a helmet, spear and shield the new recruits learnt how a fort is built and laid out. This was followed by weapons training (using dummy weapons!), guard duty, craft work, and parade ground drill.
Thankfully we were all successful, proudly earning a day’s pay and a diploma.
The evening was spent at Helmsley Youth Hostel where the children enjoyed a Roman themed quiz, mosaic making and stories about ‘Rampaging Romans’.
The next day saw the group travelling to the market town of Malton for a two hour museum workshop. The children were fascinated to be History detectives. The session gave them the opportunity to think like an archaeologists, ask pertinent questions and handle artefacts.
Great time was had by all!
Miss Whitmore and Miss Faye