The children came dressed as gladiators, rich and poor Roman citizens, emperors and empresses and of course, there were plenty of slaves! During the day the children took part in a number of activities to get a better understanding of how the Romans lived. These activities included: making catapults; putting together a Roman dessert; writing Latin sayings onto scrolls and making oil lamps out of clay. In the afternoon, all the children gathered for a wonderful Roman feast with authentic Roman treats sourced from all over the city. Fortunately we did not have to eat stuffed dormice and larks’ tongues! It was a wonderful day of fun and learning!
Here is what some of the children said about the day:
“I learnt that Roman soldiers used lots of big weapons and catapults in the army.” Annabelle, 4 Plum
“The Romans didn’t have electricity. I found out that they used oil lamps.” Xenia, 4 Plum
“I learned what the Romans ate.” Leo, 4 Plum