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A Really Roman Day

KS2 school session at Peterborough Museum

£210 per group of up to 30 pupils

Various times available
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Overview

Peterborough Museum has a fantastic collection of Roman finds that tell the local Roman story of Durobrivae, from fortress to prosperous Roman town. There are four activities in this full day where pupils experience what life might have been like in Roman Britain.

  • Life in Durobrivae
    • As Roman slaves, help prepare for a special banquet at Castor Palace including chores in the kitchen and buying food from the Durobrivae market stall.
  • Pottery Apprentice
    • Learn the skills of a Roman potter. Make a Roman pot or a face inspired by our Roman collection to take back to school unfired.
  • Meet a Roman
    • Meet either a Roman soldier or surgeon to find out firsthand about health, hygiene or life in the Roman army
  • Archaeology Detectives
    • Discover what Archaeology tells us about the Romans. Handle real Roman pottery fragments and look for evidence in the gallery.

National Curriculum links:  History, English, Art.

Learning objectives: 

Participating in this Really Roman day, pupils will:

  • Develop a chronological understanding of the Roman period.
  • Develop an understanding of how our understanding of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
  • Understand what impact the Roman Empire and Romanisation had on the local area.
  • Develop analytical skills when identifying Roman artefact.
  • Gain confidence in participating in discussions and presentations.
  • Improve mastery in sculpture techniques using clay.

A Really Roman Day

KS2 school session at Peterborough Museum

£210 per group of up to 30 pupils

Various times available
Find out more

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