Roman soldier with kit bag
The Centurion arrives at school complete with all the artefacts and equipment necessary for hands on workshops with the children. Although we can work closely with teachers to tailor presentations to better match individual requirements, generally speaking, he covers tactics in the form of shield drills as well as the day to day life of Romans in Britain such as food, and social aspects etc.
The children are split into groups and drilled with shields in Latin. This can be done as a competition between groups and has proved to be not only a great success but also a tremendous amount of fun.
What you should know:
All sessions are flexible; the minimum duration of a single workshop is around 1 hour and the maximum duration is half a day, so sessions can be tailored to suit your timetable and class numbers; we can deliver to whole school assemblies or smaller groups as required (e.g. 2x half day sessions, 3x 1.5hr sessions or 5x 1hr sessions etc.) and can even deliver 2 different topics in one day if required to benefit maximum number of pupils.
The weapons and equipment are heavy and can be dangerous, and can therefore only be handled if the students are orderly and there is room to do so.
Our risk assessment, liability insurance cover and DBS certificate are all available on request.