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Headteacher: Mr Andrew Sierant Manor Farm Community Junior School Rose Avenue Hazlemere High Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP15 7PH Tel: 01494 814622

Romans come to school!

Recently, Year 4 had the chance to experience the wonder of Ancient Rome with a visit from ‘History Off the Page’. Our school hall was transformed to become a villa and street market near a Roman occupied town in the year 60 AD. We re-created life in first century Roman Britain with authentic artefacts, activities and, even the smell of incense.

After a brief introduction, the children became Roman citizens during the Boudican revolt. As apprentices they tested and made clay oil lamps, made charm bags, mosaic floor tiles and wax tablets. They became Beauticians, jewellers and Herbalists, whilst sharing all the latest gossip as Romano-Britons.

The children enjoyed trading their wares at the market and some even managed to barter with some of the traders.

After lunch, we celebrated the Roman victory over the Boudican rebels with a banquet. Traditional Roman food was prepared and served by slaves, assisted by parents, whilst others entertained us with a dance and a play about the boy who cried wolf. We were then treated to a display of marching from our own Roman army.

We were very impressed with the children’s costumes which undoubtedly, helped make the day more special.

Thank you too, to all the parents who came in to help run each activity and prepare the banquet.


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  1. Lisa

    It was a lovely thing to do, so much more interesting for kids than just reading or listening to facts in a classroom !
    Well done

  2. Lilia R

    I absolutely loved Roman Day! It was so much fun!!!


    omg my mum was there and its so much fun coming as a roman wearing my leopard print shoes and we were having extra food I just loved it as much as I love my mum coming to help out.

  4. Mrs Wilson

    It’s fantastic for the children to experience history first hand – thank you to staff and volunteers for making it possible, all the children looked fab!