Bringing the Romans to Life: Soldiers and Invaders
Site: City Museum
This workshop is led by museums staff.
During this two-hour workshop, pupils will;
- Be able to describe Roman soldiers after looking at statues of Roman marbles
- Correctly dress a Roman soldier
- Look closely at real Roman objects (spear and coin)
- Make a Roman helmet
- March like Roman soldiers
This workshop examines how archaeological evidence can help us to learn about the Romans. After a brief quiz to the topic, during which time the workshop facilitator will ascertain how much knowledge the pupils have, the key question will be set: How do we know so much about the Romans?
Museum visitors permitting we will then march in Latin to the Ancient Worlds gallery to find some answers to this question, in particular looking at the Lanuvium Marbles and sketching parts of them.
Back in the Learning Space, one group will try on some Roman armour, the other two groups will try on replica helmets and look in detail at real roman coins and a spear head.
Finally, each pupil will make and decorate a cardboard Roman helmet complete with plume and cheek protectors.
For more information or to make a booking, contact the Learning and Access Officer.
History: Chronological Understanding 1a,b; Knowledge & Understanding of Events, people and changes: 2a,b,c,d. Historical Enquiry:4a,b, Organisation & Communication 5 a,b,c., 9 how British society was shaped by the movement and settlement of different peoples before the Norman Conquest.
Cost: £55 per class.
Maximum numbers: Class of 30
Contact / Booking: All led workshops will be delivered by a Learning and Access Officer or a Learning Facilitator. Led workshops will be delivered in the Learning Space or the gallery. If you are late for your led workshop we cannot guarantee we will be able to fit all of the workshop in. The Learning Facilitator will decide which sections to omit.