Children step back in time to find out what the Romans did for them

Roman day at Staverton Primary School.'Pictured are Mark Blaymires & Mark Vance with Olivia Davidson ( 10 ), Mia Chambers ( 10 ), Matthew Gallacher ( 9 ) & Adam Higgs ( 10 )
Roman day at Staverton Primary School.'Pictured are Mark Blaymires & Mark Vance with Olivia Davidson ( 10 ), Mia Chambers ( 10 ), Matthew Gallacher ( 9 ) & Adam Higgs ( 10 )

PUPILS at Staverton Primary School got the chance to explore Roman history thanks to the arrival of two special visitors.

Mark Blaymires and Mark Vance turned up at the school on Thursday last week dressed as Romans to teach the youngsters all about their society and culture.

Year Five and Six took part in the Roman day and to find out why the empire invaded Britain.

As well as being given the chance to use some of the weaponry, they also marched in formations.

Children looked at the military strategies used throughout the Roman empire and really got into the spirit by holding the shields and weapons.

In the afternoon, the focus moved to the more cultural side of ancient Rome by looking at everything from the theatre to the fights that took place in the collosseum.

Class teacher Dan Payne said: “All of the children have had a chance to get really involved and there has been a lot of excitement.

“The guys that came in were great with the children and really knew their stuff. They did some great role play activities.

“The children had a fantastic time and it gave them a chance to learn in different ways.”