Year 3 recently visited Hadleigh Country Park to attend a series of Roman and Celtic workshops. The day began with a visit to a Celtic roundhouse, which was strange as it appeared much larger on the inside than it did on the outside. It was full of all sorts of Celtic and Roman artefacts, including querns, which the class used to grind wheat, much as people long ago would have done.
Year 3 were lucky enough to be joined by a real-life Celtic warrior and a Roman soldier. It was anyone’s guess as to who would get the upper hand in battle. They also took part in an archaeological dig and discovered everything from chain mail, spear heads and swords, to bones.
To finish off the day, the pupils made coil pots from clay and took part in Roman army drills. Everyone had a fantastic time.