Romans brought to life

Airedale Junior School enjoyed a Roman workshop. Daniel Chatham dressed as a Roman. (P544A321)
Airedale Junior School enjoyed a Roman workshop. Daniel Chatham dressed as a Roman. (P544A321)

Youngsters at Airedale Junior School got a taste of life as a legionaire in the culmination of a project on the Rotten Romans.

Children in year three have been working on the topic of the Romans through out the half-term, with a trip to Murton Park, where they spent a day in the life of a Roman, and have been doing work on all aspects of Roman life.

The project culminated with a visit to the school of a ‘Roman soldier’, complete with siege weapons.

Claire Wilkinson, deputy headteacher, said: “The children have been learning all about what it meant to be a soldier in the Roman army, so they built a Roman road and bridge on a small scale, and also constructed a catapult and battering ram.

“They have also been casting metal medals to put on legion standards, so it’s been really focused on army life and the skills Roman soldiers would need to have.

“They were really excited about it, and the opportunity for them to work together as a team was another aspect of it.

“They had a fantastic time, and parents came in to see what they had been doing, and I was really impressed with the way the children were teaching their parents what they had learned and showing them what they had been doing.”