Year four visited Segedunum in Wallsend as part of our work studying the Romans.  We took part in a workshop to learn about everyday life as a soldier and got dressed up in some traditional costume too.  After declaring an oath to the Roman army, we discovered that soldiers stayed in it for 25 long years!  Luckily, we managed to impress the commanding officer who released our cohort in time for the minibuses to collect us at the end of the day!

IMG_6427IMG_8690 In the afternoon we used our Roman shields to recreate some of the formations used by the army when defending itself during battle, such as the tortoise and the wedge.

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Here we saw what a Roman Soldier would have worn! IMG_6411 IMG_6409 IMG_6415 IMG_8742IMG_6416 IMG_6423   

Look how high Hadrian’s Wall would have been! We imagined what it would have been like to be a Roman or a Celtic Soldier.

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We had a competition and worked in teams to explore the remains to find out which Roman artefacts archaeologists had found on the site and where. Can you guess which team won?

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What did you learn about during our visit?

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