What have the Romans ever done for us?
Site: Discovery Centre
A member of staff or freelancer leads this activity.
Did you know we have our very own West Yorkshire Roman villa?
Pupils will explore how the Romans lived and farmed in Britain by handling artefacts from Dalton Parlours, a Roman villa near Wetherby, and investigate the legacy they left behind. Roman Britain wasn't all about and empire-building and training soldiers to fight. Everyone had to live somewhere and somehow.
During this two-hour workshop, we use Dalton Parlours, a local Roman archaeological site that was once someone's home, to find out about how the Romans lived in Britain. Pupils will handle real Roman artefacts and have a go at making their own replica Roman mortarium.
All workshops at the Discovery Centre include a tour or our museum store where we house the million objects looked after by Leeds Museums and Galleries.
Want to make a day of it? How about combining this workshop with the Romans workshop at Leeds City Museum to look at the empire and home life of the Romans?
This workshop can also be run as outreach in school, ask us for details.
“Thank you for giving [our children] the opportunity to see such a wonderful facility, inspiring them to think and have close contact with items they would never normally get to see.” KS2 teacher
For more information, contact the Learning & Access Officer on 0113 378 2102.
History key concepts: Develop a chronologically secure knowledge, use historical terminology, determine cause and effect
History themes: local history study, Romanisation of Britain
Literacy: Speaking, Listening & Reading
Science: scientific enquiry
D&T: Food & Clothing
Cost: £60 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30