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During the visit, a Soldier will arrive, as he did nearly 2,000 years ago, wearing his full armour and carrying his marching pack (impedimenta)when his legion invaded Britain in 43 A.D.

Dressed as a 1st Century Roman Soldier (other character roles available) We engage pupils through curriculum-relevant role play, character acting, questioning and activities. Providing a unique and dynamic educational experience around the period of the Roman invasion and settlement of Britain. Our costume and equipment, are exact copies of real artefacts and equipment found through archaeology investigation.

We can specially tailor sessions for all schools and also cater for disabilities and special needs.

We have a considerable amount of information that can be put over in a visit, so the longer our sessions with each class the better. Each visit is individually tailored to suit the teacher's planning on the subject. They are a fun and unique educational experience for both the pupils and staff

Topics Covered: at all Key stages.

The Life of the Roman Soldier,
• Impact on British culture,
• Romano British society,
• Medicine,
• Military training and drill,
• Towns, roads, Trade and sanitation,

• ladies make up, and lifestyles and luxuries.
• Citizenship
• Life in the arena

Where he came from and why he joined the army.

What he had to learn to be a soldier.

What was all his equipment for and why he couldn't shop at Tesco. (handling session with artifacts)

Why they wanted to conquer Britain.

How the Romans defeated the Britons and squashed the rebellions of Boudicca.

The Benefits of becoming a citizen.

Living in a new Roman Town,

Going to the baths, shopping, watching the games, having central heating...etc.

Life as a captured Briton, sold as a slave. Better or worse? You decide.

Could you be a soldier...?

Who will volunteer to join the army and get dressed in a real set of Roman Armour ?

Who can identify the the Equipment in the soldiers pack. What is it for, what is it made of?  Do we use it today or something like it?

 Work together as a team, like Roman soldiers, trained with shields and formation marching.  Perform the Testutoid (tortoise) formation under fire? (from the teachers).

Who's got the best question....? All sessions can be tailored to suit age and class ability. 

All our Soldiers carry enhanced CRB.

Ages:

KS1 Age 5-7, KS2 Age 7-11, KS3 Age 11-13, KS4 Age 14-16, KS5 Age 16-18

Locations:

Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, East Sussex, East Yorkshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll & Bute, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Eilean Siar, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, Perth & Kinross, Refrewshire, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, The Scottish Borders, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham, Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Tyrone

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