This week, Year Four visited Murton Park to experience the life of a Roman soldier. Throughout the morning, children dressed up as a Roman soldier, took a tour of a Roman fort, created an oil lamp from clay and practised writing in Latin. They were also treated to a history lesson, reviewing common Roman weapons and territories.
Following a lunch in the barracks, Year Four then undertook weapons training, practising with a range of tools from a short sword, shield to javelins. They even defeated some Celts using the Roman’s famous Testudo formation.
Finally, they ended the day by praising the Roman gods and receiving their pay for a hard day’s work.
All children behaved well and were a credit to Burlington Junior School.